What's in a Word?

So as some of you may have heard, Barack Obama borrowed some of his lines from his friend Deval Patrick.

I could spend a few minutes ranting about the blatant hypocrisy and dishonesty of such an act, especially when Obama's best quality is his sententiousness.

But if you like Obama, you probably don't care, and if you don't, why bother?

So what interested me more was how different websites presented this modicum of news to their readers...
  1. (Fox News) Hillary Camp: Obama's 'Words' Just Plain Stolen
  2. (CNN) Obama, Clinton Camps Point to 'Borrowed Rhetoric'
Now, on Fox News' website, this story is the most prominent and visible (as of right now). On CNN's website, it's not even mentioned on the home page, but is instead buried in the Political Ticker. Fox's headline uses the word "stolen" and doesn't mention Obama's counter-accusation against Hillary, while CNN makes it seem like they're both in the same boat (which, in my opinion, is absurd) of "rhetoric-borrowers" (as opposed to "plagiarists," "liars," or "thieves").

So I think the conclusion is obvious: CNN is obviously biased in favor of Obama, while Fox News is fair and balanced.

(I'm kidding, I'm kidding!)