Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Senate Debate -- Dems in the Headline (or not)

Here is another case of different headlines for the exact same AP article. Here is the opening sentence of the AP article:

Senate Democrats pressed Tuesday to protect seniors and U.S. military personnel from provisions in a pending bankruptcy bill that would make it much more difficult for people to use the law to shed their debts.

Here are the respective headlines:

CNN: Dems press for bankruptcy protection for troops

FOX: Senate Continues Bankruptcy Debate

So, while the bankruptcy debate did continue as Fox notes in their headline, was Fox trying to diminish the Democrats’ position? Was CNN trying to emphasize the Democrats by their choice of a headline?

Links to the articles:

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