Monday, January 23, 2006

Photos of Pres. Bush at Kansas State

Once again CNN and Fox News are choosing different photos of Bush. On this occasion the President is speaking at Kansas State. CNN uses a rather interesting picture where Bush is pointing his fingers at himself. Fox on the other hand uses a picture that shows a much stronger-looking president. Here are the photos:

CNN:



FOX: (AP)










Links to the articles:

http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/01/23/nsa.strategy/index.html

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,182467,00.html

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

While you're looking for slant, how about your own? You consistently blow up CNN images, which makes any image using JPEG compression look muddy, while running Fox images at their original size.

marcus said...

You may have a good point there but I was actually trying to be unbiased by having them the same size when I post them. Also, I never comment on the clarity -- that is not really the issue. Next time though I will publish them as there are and not change the size.

Anonymous said...

I admire your search for objectivity in discussing issues. I wish more people would post to site's like this than the other blogs where people don't want to discuss anything, but rather they enjoy spewing venom at people with whom they disagree (without even considering the other side). I agree with what you seem to be saying with CNN's "awkward" photo versus Fox's "strong" photo. Have been watching these two channels for quite some. UCLA did an interesting study on bias in the media, resulting in some surprising results: http://www.newsroom.ucla.edu/page.asp?RelNum=6664.

Thanks for the good info.--Jaf

Anonymous said...

You provide good information on this site. I wish more people would post to this site than to others where it seems that people don't want to discuss anything, but rather would spew venom at those with whom they disagree. I agree that CNN's photo is "awkward," while Fox's portrays a "strong" president. I have been watching these two channels for quite some time. UCLA did a study on bias in the media with interesting results: http://www.newsroom.ucla.edu/page.asp?RelNum=6664.

Thanks for the good info. Jaf