Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Photos of Hillary Clinton

There are several ways in which news sources can show bias. One such way is by the choice of pictures that accompany an article. This past weekend, Hillary Clinton was inducted into the Women’s Hall of Fame. CNN and Fox News both ran identical AP articles. CNN ran an AP photo of her at the podium speaking which seems far more complimentary than Fox News’ use of an AP file photo of Clinton with a blank stare. This is the second time I have noted this same choice of photo by Fox when CNN has used a much more active-looking Hillary Clinton. Here are the photos side by side:


CNN's AP photo (left); Fox's AP photo (right)
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Links to the articles:

http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/10/09/clinton.honored.ap/index.html

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,171688,00.html

3 comments:

ThomasAllen said...
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Kate said...

I really like your blog--so few americans seem to be capable of critical analysis anymore. The Hillary photo is a great example of subjective subtext, the sort of thing that makes me giggle as I bounce around from CNN to FNC. Nothing like yours, however you might be interested in my blog "hen in the foxhouse". http://foxhouse.abailard.com/