There are certainly two perspectives on Attorney General Alberto Gonzales today. CNN and Fox News each have links to their stories on their home pages. Gonzales testifies in two days concerning the firing of several district attorneys. He wrote an op-ed piece for the Washington Post and his statement for his hearing has been released. CNN's article is much hasher towards Gonzales than Fox; or you can say Fox is kinder towards him than CNN.
Headlines. CNN focuses on the expected grilling Gonzales while Fox provides some defensive wording.
CNN.com: Specter: Gonzales to face 'serious questions' on firings
FoxNews.com: Attorney General Gonzales Insists U.S. Attorney Firings Were Not Improper
Opening sentences. The same thing can be noticed in the opening sentences.
CNN.com: The Senate Judiciary Committee's ranking Republican warned Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to avoid generalizations and "deal with the facts," two days before Gonzales is expected to answer questions about the dismissal of eight U.S. attorneys.
Gonzales quotes. For both articles, I counted the number of words used in directly quoting or paraphrasing Gonzales from the op-ed article or his statement. Here are the results.
CNN.com: 229 words out of 1081 total words in the article. This is 21% of the article.
FoxNews.com: 557 words out of 1291 for 43%, over twice CNN's percentage.
Links to the articles: