Jose Padilla has been held as an “enemy combatant” for more than three years. He has been transferred from military custody to stand trial in
CNN calls him a “terrorism suspect” which sounds a little milder than Fox’s “alleged Al Qaeda operative.” It is one thing to be a suspected terrorist but Fox connects him with Al Qaeda, an organization not mentioned in CNN’s article.
Further on this issue, CNN makes this statement:
Padilla was indicted in November on charges of conspiring to murder
Fox, however, gives the information as follows, which again connects him with Al Qaeda and makes him sound much more potentially dangerous:
The charges do not involve the "dirty bomb" allegations, contending instead that Padilla joined a North American terror support network that sent him overseas to train with Al Qaeda and to "murder, maim and kidnap" people on foreign soil.
In the first sentence, CNN refers to Padilla as a “
Little is noted of Padilla’s background in CNN’s article whereas Fox notes that Padilla is “a former
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