Saturday, November 03, 2007

Quick hits on the framing front

Not a real surprise to see this bit of phrasing in the Beeb's coverage of Pakistan's latest fall from the democratic water wagon:

Pakistan has been engulfed in political upheaval in recent months, and the security forces have suffered a series of blows from pro-Taleban militants opposed to Gen Musharraf's support for the US-led "war on terror".

That sort of distancing-by-quote has been increasingly finding its way into mainstream news discourse (starting, and still most notable, on edit and op-ed pages). What's really weird is seeing it on Fox:

Turkey, a predominantly Muslim country of 75 million people, has NATO’s second-largest army, is a key ally in America’s "war on terror" and provides a vital supply route for U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Yeez! Either mere anarchy is loosed upon the world or it's bread and water for the FoxNews copydesk. That's strange.

1 Comments:

Blogger The Ridger, FCD said...

Wow.

The center -- er, the far right cannot hold.

8:18 PM, November 03, 2007  

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