Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Remember that thing about framing?

Fox News headline this morning: "Obama's Debt Reduction Plan: TAX HIKES". (Caps theirs.)


Huff Post: "OBAMA TO GOP: END TAX BREAKS FOR MILLIONAIRES, OIL COMPANIES".

LA Times: "Obama challenges GOP on tax breaks at press conference".

Wa Post: "Obama urges GOP to agree to tax increases".

MSNBC: "OBAMA TO CONGRESS ON DEBT TALKS: 'GET IT DONE'".

Think about how the different headlines will affect people's views. Also think about whether the headline writers had anything in mind—consciously or unconsciously—when they wrote them.

Read my post on framing, priming, and manipulation here.