Couric: U.S. Enemies a ‘Who’s Who of Bush’s Adversaries’

Wednesday's Example of Media Bias   —   Posted on September 20, 2006

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-Read the excerpt below from a Sept. 18 CyberAlert found at mrc.org.
-Read "Types of Media Bias" in the right column. Then answer the question.

 

In a brief item on the Friday’s CBS Evening News, Katie Couric asserted:

“At the top of tonight’s news briefing, a who’s who of President Bush’s adversaries on the world stage all together in one place. Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez and Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are among the leaders in Havana for the meeting of the non-aligned nations. Raul Castro is playing host. His older brother, Fidel, is still recovering from intestinal surgery.”

ABC and NBC, however, realized those leaders and others gathered, for the summit in Havana of the “Non-Aligned Movement,” are enemies of the United States, not just the current occupant of the Oval Office.

Fill-in ABC anchor Kate Snow referred to how the organization “regularly takes anti-American stances and today was no exception.” NBC’s Brian Williams, anchoring from Havana, described the summit of non-aligned nations as “all of the enemies of the United States, really, gathered in one room.”

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