Friday, April 29, 2005

Budget Resolution Passes

CNN and Fox ran similar, but different, AP stories on Congress passing a budget resolution. Much of the information was the same but there were some variations including who was quoted in the articles and how they were quoted. Both articles had pro and con comments. I did notice a difference however in how Bush was quoted in each. CNN’s quote of Bush speaks only to the budget being responsible with spending reigned in. Fox’s quote however is much more favorable to Bush by saying that the budget protects America, helps the economy, funds the priorities, and cuts the deficit. Here are the exact quotes used:

CNN said: President Bush praised the budget resolution. "This is a responsible budget that reins in spending to limits not seen in years," he said in a written statement.

Fox used this quote: President Bush, in a statement, said the budget plan "protects America, helps economic growth, funds our priorities and keeps us on track to cut the deficit in half by 2009."

Links to the articles:

http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/04/29/congress.spending.ap/index.html

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,154902,00.html

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