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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 07:47 AM
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Does This Reuters Headline Betray Bias? "Schwarzenegger or Mr Technocrat"
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 07:48 AM by BurtWorm
California Chooses: Schwarzenegger or Mr Technocrat

By REUTERS

Published: October 7, 2003


Filed at 8:22 a.m. ET

LOS ANGELES/SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) - California's recall election looked too close to call hours from the start of polling on Tuesday in a race for governor in which Republican muscleman-turned-Hollywood-film-star Arnold Schwarzenegger sought to unseat Democrat Gray Davis.

Polls open at 7 a.m. PDT for Californians to decide whether to oust Davis, famous for his lack of charisma and dedication to fund-raising, then pick from an assortment of 135 replacement candidates, including the actor.

What began as a Republican-led protest vote over Davis' handling of the state's economy and recent energy crisis has become a referendum on Schwarzenegger, especially his alleged groping and sexual harassment of women.


http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/politics/politics-politi...

Is it my imagination or is there an anti-Davis bias in this article?
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GiovanniC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 07:50 AM
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1. I'd Say So
"Republican muscleman-turned-Hollywood-film-star"

versus

"Famous for his lack of charisma and dedication to fund-raising"


Pick your pony.
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searchingforlight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:01 AM
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2. Actually, I think Arnold is a technocrat too. He is a media generated
Hollywood generated idea of a politically appealing candidate.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:27 AM
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3. Hell yes, it's biased.
Not to mention, it's what happens when the media decides to be cute and clever.

I wnat facts, dammit.
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