Right from the headlines you can see biased perspectives on the protest in
CNN: Iraqi protesters: ‘No, no to
FOX: Shiites mark anniversary of fall of
In those headlines, CNN emphasizes getting
There are other differences as well:
* CNN notes that the protesters condemned the “triangle of death” meaning Bush, Blair and Saddam. Fox also talks about the protesters being against all three. Fox however makes this statement that is not found in CNN’s article [bold added]: “their large numbers reflected frustration both with the
* Both articles talk about radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s role in the protest. CNN mentions only that the demonstrators were followers of al-Sadr. Fox notes that but later adds that al-Sadr had organized the protest. Fox also adds that the number of protesters “fell far short of the 1 million people he hoped would assemble.” With that statement, Fox portrays it as less successful than hoped.
* Fox makes this statement, not found in CNN’s article: “Al-Sadr has wide support among impoverished and young Shiites but overall fewer followers than Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, the most revered Shiite cleric in the country.” Without that statement, CNN readers may have a different perspective of the views of the Shiites.
* Note: Fox does mention some other things, not mentioned by CNN, that are more negative towards the U.S. such as the protesters acting out prison abuse scenes and other protest throughout the country.
Links to the articles: