Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Dramatic Photos from Iraq

CNN and Fox News both covered the story of the bombing in Iraq of a Kurdish police recruitment center where approximately 50 Iraqis were killed. CNN in the headline and article refers to it as a “suicide” bombing. As I have noted before, Fox usually does not label these as suicide attacks but rather as “homicide” attacks. CNN has four photos and Fox News has three, all from the AP. Presumably they had the same choices of photos to pick from. If so, it is interesting to see their choices. The same picture of one victim was used in both articles. The other choices of pictures were different. One picture in each set showed a soldier. However, there is a dramatic difference in the portrayal of the soldier and the situation. Here are the AP pictures with the caption each used. These photos are both powerful but send completely different messages.



CNN: A woman slumps against a wall after the suicide bombing attack Wednesday.
(AP)


Fox News: A U.S. soldier comforts a child fatally wounded in a car bomb blast in Mosul. (AP)
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Links to the articles:

http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/meast/05/04/iraq.main/index.html

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,155440,00.html

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