Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Senate Confirmation of Janice Rogers Brown

Fox News ran an AP story and CNN ran their own on the Senate confirming Janice Rogers Brown (note: CNN also has the AP article if you do a site search but the link from the “Politics” section is to the CNN article). Here are two biased differences in the articles:

1. Bush is never quoted in CNN’s article. Fox’s AP article has this quote:

President Bush commended the Senate for voting to confirm Brown. "During her tenure on the California Supreme Court and California Court of Appeal, Justice Brown has distinguished herself as a brilliant and fair-minded jurist who is committed to the rule of law," Bush said in a statement.

2. With regard to Brown specifically, no Democrats are quoted. CNN has this quote:

Democrats called Brown, a California Supreme Court justice, "one of President Bush's most ideological and extreme judicial nominees," in the words of Minority Whip Dick Durbin of Illinois.

Links to the articles:,2933,158964,00.html

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