Thursday, April 3, 2008

Two Takes

Have you heard about Bill Clinton's latest campaign-trail misstep? For those of you who haven't, "Bill Clinton's tirade stunned some delegates," according to SFGate.com (and linked to by drudgereport, among many others).

Oh, wait, it wasn't a misstep at all! Rather, Clinton irked by Richardson endorsement, says the AP write-up.

In both cases, the facts are exactly the same. Yet the story differs significantly. The Rover would be justified in printing either of those headlines, as our allegiances are spelled out on the front page, signaling the interpretation to the reader immediately. As for the AP and the San Francisco Chronicle? Is it "Prominent Papers Accurate, Factual" or "Major News Outlets Biased, Opinionated?"

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