Saturday, May 21, 2005

Pres. Bush at Calvin College

President Bush spoke at the graduation of Calvin College. Unexpectedly, CNN had more quotes of Bush than did Fox. Fox had more information on those who protested his visit. Concerning actual reaction at the speech, CNN noted that:

CNN: About 20 percent of graduates and some faculty members wore buttons and stickers saying, "God is not a Democrat or a Republican" in a silent protest. Some also wore armbands.

Fox, however, presents a slightly different picture by saying that a “few” graduates wore stickers where CNN had said 20%.

FOX: Several dozen people protesting outside the event and a few graduates at the ceremony wore stickers that said: "God is not a Republican or Democrat."

Also, I noticed that CNN talks about some not standing to applaud at the end whereas Fox notes that Bush was warmly cheered before he spoke.

CNN: A handful did not stand up to applaud when Bush was introduced.

FOX: The students cheered him warmly before he spoke, but Bush's visit was not welcomed by all.

Links to the articles:
http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/05/21/bush.commencement/index.html

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,157262,00.html

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