Monday, August 29, 2005

Headlines on John Roberts

CNN and Fox News both ran an AP article on Supreme Court nominee John Roberts and some of his earlier papers that were released recently. Although the articles are the same their headlines expose their biases. The article is about Roberts’ advice to then President Reagan concerning two complaints from a conservative, Bob Jones III, former president of Bob Jones University. CNN’s headline is relatively more negative towards Roberts using the term "impatience" in the headline: “Documents: Roberts showed impatience with Reagan supporter” with a sub-headline of “Newly released papers show displeasure with federal judiciary.” What was "impatience" to CNN, was standing up to political threats in Fox’s headline: “Roberts Showed Little Tolerance for Political Threats.”

Links to the articles:
http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/29/roberts.ap/index.html
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,167389,00.html

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