Monday, May 01, 2006

A Day Without [Illegal] Immigrants

You may notice that I have not posted in a while. As my previous email said, I am getting ready to move soon and time to blog has been limited.

Both CNN and Fox News had stories about the Day without Immigrants. CNN uses the phrase “Throngs of immigrants and their advocates …” near the beginning of their article. Fox uses “Illegal immigrants and their allies …” in its opening sentence. Notice that CNN does not use the word “illegal” in their opening while it is Fox’s first word. Also, but more subtle, CNN uses “advocates” which indicates supporters for their cause while Fox uses “allies” which, to me, is a more divisive term usually used in describing those on one side of a fight.

Links to articles:

http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/05/01/immigrant.day/index.html

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,193761,00.html

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice blog. Good study that you've done here that I've been pondering for a while now as to how exactly the media portrays (and by proxy, controls) the news and the message they want to convey via partisanship.