It has been difficult for me to do fair comparisons about the Hurricane Katrina stories since there have been numerous articles which are being continually updated. However, today I looked at some coverage of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff. Could there be bias in coverage of the federal response to make President Bush and/or his administration look bad or good?
CNN devoted to an article to Chertoff’s comments at a news conference Saturday in which he is quoted as saying the combination of the storm and the levee breaks was a surprise. CNN offers contradictions to Chertoff’s arguments in defense of the federal response. The headline and sub-headline sum up the gist of the article: “Chertoff: Katrina scenario did not exist; However, experts for years had warned of threat to
CNN also covered on Sunday a Times-Picayune newspaper editorial that was not covered on FoxNews.com. Here were the headlines from CNN: “