Monday, April 09, 2007

Fox News Vs New York Times

Which version of the following reports describing the Najaf demonstrations is more true?

The low-key version on the Fox News website entitled "Demonstrators Mark 4th Anniversary of Baghdad's Fall" describing a big commemorative party with a few rotten apples spoiling it for everyone:
Tens of thousands draped themselves in Iraqi flags and marched through the streets of two Shiite holy cities Monday to mark the fourth anniversary of Baghdad's fall, with some demonstrators calling for U.S.-led forces to leave Iraq.
Or the more dire sounding NYT version entitled "Iraqi Cleric Challenges U.S. With Big Rally" which makes it sound like an especially anti-American affair:
Tens of thousands of protesters loyal to the militant Shiite cleric Moktada al-Sadr took to the streets of the holy city of Najaf on Monday in an extraordinarily disciplined rally to demand an end to the American military presence in Iraq, burning American flags and chanting “Death to America.”
Fascinating difference. Which is the correct version? We only report... you get to decide.

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