Monday, March 21, 2005

Terri Schiavo: national debate

Fox ran a story yesterday and CNN did today on the debate caused by the Terri Schiavo situation. CNN’s headline is “Schiavo case strikes a nerve.” It speaks to debate around the country and mentions examples from Tallahassee, Chicago, Florence (AL), Los Angeles and New York. Fox takes a different slant with an AP story headlined “Debate renews divide over ‘values.’” It speaks to the values behind the debate and the effect that has had on the politics of the situation. I believe there is bias behind the choices with Fox wanting to address the “values” issue which was very big in the last presidential election won by the Republicans. Perhaps CNN will address this in the future but they did not choose to run this AP story at this time. Is CNN avoiding the "values" angle?

Links to the articles:
http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/03/21/schiavo.case/index.html
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,150983,00.html

1 comment:

marcus said...

Today, Tuesday, both CNN and Fox ran articles on the politics of the situation. Here are the urls to the articles:

http://www.cnn.com/2005/ALLPOLITICS/03/22/schiavo.politics.ap/index.html
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,151092,00.html