[quote]Professor X wrote:
They are baised in their tone in the news they give. For instance, from today:
In that entire article, there are no words that associate his opinion with his own accusations. Overall, the entire tone of the article seems to be agreeing with the republican stance on the issue, even down the title they gave the article. “Bush Goes On Offensive Against ‘Cut and Run’ Democrats”. [/quote]
Be serious. That article was as plain vanilla as they come. And the title was not biased. What is slanted about saying that Bush went on the offensive - which he did - against ‘Cut and Run’ Democrats - which is clearly demarcated as his own words because of the quotes? And half of the article is merely repeating quotes of the President’s speech - and that is reporting.
And if it was so biased, why add Pelosi’s and Emanuel’s comments?
I don’t care for FOX news and I don’t get my information from them. But you’ll have to better than that to show this bias you seem so proud of indentifying.
[quote]You would essentially have to be extremely biased yourself to see no difference between that and:
from the Associated Press which specifically gives where “cut and run” came from and who said it…instead of using the term in the title like it is the new terminology for all democrats.[/quote]
Assuming you can read, the title of the FOX piece makes it clear who used the phrase ‘Cut and Run’ by use of the quotes. That is basic syntax 101. If FOX wanted to truly characterize the Democrats as cut and run types, they wouldn’t have put it in quotes. The quotes are used for exactly the purpose of attaching them to Bush.
And this is an ordinary convention in any headline reporting. Another example:
Kerry blasts ‘reckless’ Bush on Iraq
Almost the exact same title. So is this evidence that the Toronto Star is a left-wing, abortion-loving, anti-war, hippie-dippie outfit?
Nope. Note the quotes: does any human being who has received at least an 8th grade education in English actually think that the reporter is characterizing Bush as ‘reckless’ and not Kerry?
Again, I don’t care for FOX. But you didn’t prove anything here.