Thursday, January 20, 2005

We'll begin, with a spin

Google News is a godsend. It's quite informative to see a comparative listing of the headlines for Inauguration Day, as a handy primer of variants in bias for the exact same set of facts. For fun, try to match the headlines to their sources before clicking the link. I was mildly surprised at the source of the most neutral version, actually: "A vision of liberty in an armed city" "'Freedom' is key word in Bush address" "Bush pledges fight for freedom in second term" "US prepares for Bush inauguration" "Bush, to Best of His Ability, Spends a Day in Celebration" "Bush schmoozes with donors while calling for national healing" "Bush is 4th in history to start new term amid war" (From BBC News, CBC News, CBS News, The New York Times, The Telegraph, the Toronto Star, and the Washington Times.)


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