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Different Points of View

I was interested in seeing what different new sources think are the important issues. I took three sources, hardly scientific, The New York Times, CNN and Fox News. Here are the lead stories and how the others treated these news items.

The Times headline reads: "Unemployment in California at 12%, Highest in Nearly 70 Years." This was not covered by CNN or Fox.

CNN lead with: "Medal of Honor awarded sparsely in Iraq, Afghanistan." The Times went with a similar story inside, "Medal of Honor Is Given to Hero of Afghan Battle." This was not covered by Fox.

Fox highlighted: "Massachusetts Governor Says White House Pressing for Quick Kennedy Replacement." Nothing close in the Times or CNN.

What does this mean? Is California unemployment overblown by The Times? Is the President putting undue pressure on the Massachusetts Governor?

Why are these sources so different? Is anybody fair and balanced?

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rob_t_firefly
Sep. 19th, 2009 01:55 am (UTC)
At one point this morning a friend of mine pointed out that the top story on CNN.com was "Dying from lack of insurance," while on FoxNews.com the top story was "Yard Sales Targeted in Fed Crackdown."
cathy_edgett
Sep. 19th, 2009 04:26 am (UTC)
It does seem the important issues are being ignored. I have no idea why.

I will say that some people feel CA is an indicator so a high unemployment rate in CA is not good news for the rest of the country and that may be why the NY Times plucked the statistic out as headline news.
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