July 07, 2004
A tale of two headlines

I suppose this serves as someone's definition of "balance". It sure serves as a good reason why the concept is often meaningless in journalism.

Two AP headlines, as carried in the Chron.com Politics section:

Financial stats prove Edwards is privileged

Self-made Edwards is America's Everyman

Yeah, that Everyman character sure is privileged, isn't he?

Posted by Charles Kuffner on July 07, 2004 to The making of the President | TrackBack