President Bush and Defense Secretary Rumsfeld made comments about the
* CNN gives comments in opposition to Bush from Senator Jack Reed (D-RI). In fact, by word count, CNN devotes 20.2% of its article to Senator Reed. By contrast, Fox has no opposing statements.
* CNN adds several negative comments towards Bush (not found in Fox’s article) including:
“Only 35 percent of those surveyed in a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll taken earlier this month said they approved of Bush's handling of the conflict, and 54 percent said the invasion had been a mistake.”
“A crowd of anti-war demonstrators met him after he landed, waving signs urging Bush's impeachment and a
Several quotes from Democratic Senator Reed from RI.
* CNN devotes very little of its article to Rumsfeld. CNN quotes some of the same statements as Fox but Fox has significantly more including the following list of specific accomplishments mentioned by Rumsfeld:
“He said 95 battalions, about 50,000 of the 212,000 Iraqi force, are trained, equipped and in the fight against insurgents.
“He said Iraqi forces control 87 square miles of
“The Iraqi army has seven division and 31 brigade headquarters in operation.
“Twenty-nine military bases are operated by Iraqis.”
"We've been passing over bases; we've been passing real estate; we've been turning over responsibilities. I mean, what else can you do? Nothing happens at the same time, in one fell swoop. This is hard stuff for them. It's isn't going to be perfect. But, by golly, the people who've been denigrating the Iraqi security forces are flat wrong. They've been wrong from the beginning. They're doing a darn good job, and they're doing an increasingly better job every day, every week, every month. And they have to, because it's their country," Rumsfeld said.
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