Sunday, May 22, 2005

Afghan Pres. Karzai Reacts to Abuse Allegations

CNN ran a Reuters story and Fox News ran an AP story on Afghan President Karzai’s reaction to a report of U.S. abuse of detainees in Afghanistan, just prior to his first trip to the U.S. as the first democratically elected president of Afghanistan. There are four photos or images with each article. Fox has a map of Afghanistan and three different photos of Karzai. CNN has one photo of Karzai and three photos of protesters during the recent reaction to the now-retracted Newsweek story. I could not help but notice the contrast between the two photos shown below. CNN has a picture of protesters burning a U.S. flag compared with Fox’s picture of Karzai watching the Spirit of America Fife and Drum Corps at Logan Airport in Boston. Incidentally, the flag burning photo for CNN is from Pakistan, not Afghanistan. The connection would be that the protests were occurring at the same time as those in Afghanistan. However, Pakistan is not mentioned in the article.

CNN's caption to this AP photo: Protesters burn a U.S. flag Sunday in Peshawar, Pakistan.

Fox's caption to this AP photo: May 21: Afghan President Hamid Karzai watches as the Spirit of America Fife and Drum Corps passes following his arrival at Logan Airport in Boston.
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Links to the articles:,2933,157263,00.html

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