Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Illegal/Undocumented Immigrants

Fox has been a little tougher on illegal immigrants as noted by my post on their five-part series on illegal immigration. (http://cnnvsfox.blogspot.com/2005/03/coverage-radio-address-civil-rights_20.html) Today, both CNN and Fox ran identical AP stories with this first sentence:

The nation's undocumented immigrant population surged to 10.3 million last year, spurred largely since 2000 by the arrivals of unauthorized Mexicans in the United States, a report being released Monday says.

It may be subtle but CNN uses the term “undocumented population” in their headline. Fox uses the more negative “illegal population”:

CNN: Study: Undocumented population tops 10 million

FOX: Report: Illegal Population Surges to 10.3 Million

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