Thursday, February 03, 2005

FBI Computer System

Both covered the story of a report on a failed computer system project for the FBI. CNN’s was harsher on the FBI by the words it used while Fox was a little softer. One example can be seen in the headlines:

CNN: Report: FBI wasted millions on 'Virtual Case File'
Fox: FBI Urged to Scrap Computer Overhaul

CNN emphasizes the “wasted millions,” as is seen also in their introductory sentence. Fox’s emphasis is on the fact that there are problems but that the project either needs to be scrapped or it will need more work. While waste is implied in Fox’s article, the word is never used.

Links to the articles:
http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/02/03/fbi.computers/index.html
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,146313,00.html

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