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Compare and contrast media coverage.
Journalism & Communication
Pages 3 (753 words)
Compare and Contrast Media Coverage of the U.S. Troop Withdrawal From Iraq The top three online U.S. news websites today are, in no particular order -- CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC. They each cover the breaking news stories of the day in their own particular way which also appeals to a particular political sector or demographic that the news agency is targeting.
Making this news channel the home of the Democratic Party. Not to be outdone, Rupert Murdoch, a well known staunch backer of the Republican party set up Fox News to rival CNN in the cable and online news front. That rivalry of the two moguls was a given since politics has always been news fodder for Americans. A late comer to the cable and online news scene is MSNBC. A network known for trying to remain in the middle of the issues and never taking political sides. That is a representation for MSNBC that cannot be denied while viewing the news channel or reading the partner website. Basically, the three news websites exist as an extension of their cable news channel counterpart. With fast breaking news reports as collated from various sources and compiled into a comprehensive article that is available for reading anytime and for free. This compare and contrast essay hopes to be able to compare the three websites in order to help people decide upon which particular site best suits their tastes in terms of news reporting and information dissemination. Since the American troop pullout from Iraq is a very hot topic this election season, I decided to look further into the way that the three sites covered the news item on an almost real time basis. Pres. ...
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