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Bias in News Alerts?

I subscribe to news alerts from both CNN and the New York Times. I find the differences in their content interesting at times. The New York Times alerts pretty consistently contain more information.

Some news came out today about an announcement of President Obama’s intention to give a speech. Here are the two alerts:

CNN:

President Barack Obama has sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid requesting the opportunity to lay out his jobs plan before a joint session of Congress at 8 p.m. ET on September 7.

“It is my intention to lay out a series of bipartisan proposals that the Congress can take immediately to continue to rebuild the American economy by strengthening small businesses, helping Americans get back to work, and putting more money in the paychecks of the Middle Class and working Americans, while still reducing our deficit and getting our fiscal house in order,” the president wrote. “It is our responsibility to find bipartisan solutions to help grow our economy, and if we are willing to put country before party, I am confident we can do just that.”

Factual and to the point.

Now New York Times:

President Obama to Address Congress on Jobs and Economy on Sept. 7

President Obama is requesting a joint session of Congress for next Wednesday — at 8 p.m., exactly the same time as the scheduled Republican presidential debate, as it happens — to give a much anticipated speech outlining his proposals to boost employment and the economy.

In a letter to the leaders of both houses of Congress on Wednesday, Mr. Obama said it is his “intention to lay out a series of bipartisan proposals that the Congress can take immediately to continue to rebuild the American economy by strengthening small businesses, helping Americans get back to work, and putting more money in the paychecks of the middle class and working Americans.”

That Mr. Obama was going to make his speech next week was expected. But it is remarkable that he would choose to do so in such an elevated setting, and at the same time that Republican candidates for president will be laying out their own vision for how to get the country out of the economic doldrums.

Still factual, but a bit of openness for claims of bias.

Or is it that the omission in the CNN alert shows bias? Of course, there’s an omission in the NYT alert too.

These are just alerts, not full reports or articles, so I’m not sure too much of substance can be drawn from this, but I did find this disparity interesting.

The lesson: don’t get all your news from one source.

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2 comments to Bias in News Alerts?

  • Dan

    in the uk papers are allowed to be openly biased, whereas tv are regulated.

    Of course there is no media without bias, but I prefer mine with at least an attempt at integrity.

    Reply to this comment

    Jeff says:

    Yeah, all media has a bias – but some are better at it than others.

    That’s interesting about the regulation in the UK. I didn’t know that dichotomy was there. Once again, having a blog proves educational! Try not to let it happen again.

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