Friday, February 04, 2005

Same-sex Marriage: NY

CNN and Fox ran articles on a judge saying that a New York law banning same-sex marriage violates the state’s constitution. Both credit the AP but the articles are different. CNN’s matches the AP online article but Fox’s article is longer with more information.

CNN’s article seems more favorable towards same-sex marriage and gives no opposing reactions or views. Fox gives opposing reactions from the president of the Liberty Counsel and Republican Governor of New York, George Pataki.

The first sentences are the same. CNN’s second sentence begins with “Gay rights activists hailed the ruling as a historic victory…” Fox has it as the 9th sentence.

If you only read CNN you would not see the opposing point of view, at least in this article. One of the points of my blog is that it is important to get your news from more than one source.


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