Thursday, November 03, 2005

Pres. Bush and the Summit of the Americas

CNN and Fox News have had articles about the upcoming Summit of the Americas. President Bush will attend the meeting which is in Argentina. A search of both web sites, using the search terms “Bush” and “Argentina,” found the articles shown below (the list includes only those articles pertaining specifically to the summit itself). So far, CNN’s headlines seem to focus more on the protestors than Fox and Fox is showing Bush in a more favorable role with the headline “Bush to promote poverty relief, trade in Latin America.”

CNN:

Cubans protest at summit (11.03.2005)
More than 300 Cubans gathered in this seaside Argentine town Thursday, where the governments of every nation in the Western Hemisphere minus Cuba were scheduled to meet for a two-day Summit of the Americas.

Anti-Bush protesters head to summit site (11.03.2005)
Hundreds of anti-American demonstrators rallied in Argentina's capital Thursday before heading in buses and cars to the beach resort of Mar del Plata, where a 34-nation Americas Summit was to be held this weekend.

Castro praises Maradona's anti-U.S. stand (11.01.2005)
Cuban leader Fidel Castro, in a taped television interview with Diego Maradona, told Argentine viewers that he welcomed the Argentine soccer legend's plans to take part in anti-American protests at the upcoming Summit of the Americas.

Argentine resort fortified for summit (10.31.2005)
Thousands of police took up posts Monday, barricading Argentina's Atlantic resort of Mar del Plata as authorities braced for the fourth Summit of the Americas set to begin Thursday.

Bush's planned Argentina visit sparks protest (10.06.2005)
Anti-U.S. protesters hurled small leaflet bombs at two Citibank branches and other businesses in suburbs near the Argentine capital early Thursday, breaking windows and causing some fire damage, police said. No injuries were reported.

FOX:

Bush to Promote Poverty Relief, Trade in Latin America - Thursday, November 03, 2005 - WASHINGTON — President Bush and the thousands of demonstrators protesting his visit to Argentina that will begin Thursday have a...

Bush to Take on Troubles Abroad in Latin America - Wednesday, November 02, 2005 - WASHINGTON — Bedeviled by problems at home, President Bush (search) is confronting a new slate of troubles abroad this week on his...

Anti-Bush Protestors Rally Before Latin American Summit - Wednesday, November 02, 2005 - MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina — Waving communist flags and images of famed revolutionary Che Guevara (search), thousands of people opposed...

Bush Plans Trip to Argentina, Brazil and Panama - Wednesday, October 05, 2005 - BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — President Bush (search) will travel to Argentina next month for the Summit of the Americas, the third such...

The most recent articles on each site are quite a contrast. Both are AP articles but each site, so far, chose to use different perspectives. Here are the opening sentences:

CNN:

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Hundreds of anti-American demonstrators rallied in Argentina's capital Thursday before heading in buses and cars to the beach resort of Mar del Plata, where a 34-nation Americas Summit was to be held this weekend.

FOX:

WASHINGTON — President Bush and the thousands of demonstrators protesting his visit to Argentina that will begin Thursday have a common goal of reducing poverty, but the test for Bush will be whether he can convince others in the hemisphere to support his solution.

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