Saturday, 18 March 2017

Compare and contrast

The airport shooting in Paris is receiving contrasting media coverage as usual. 

Whereas Sky News's main report is emphasing that the attacker "a radicalised Muslim on a terror list", BBC News's equivalent report is downplaying this element, sticking with describing the attacker as a "man". 

The Sky article also begins by stressing the violence perpetrated by the attacker whereas the BBC begins with the violence done to him

Here's the Sky news article:

And here's the BBC News article:

1 comment:

  1. It's a contradiction to say that he was radicalized but his motivation is unknown. Dishonest, although I assume the defense will be that they can't assume anything until facts come out. Never mind the fact that he's on a watch list for this motivation.