Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Agenda anyone?

Sometimes, I like to read both the Pittsburgh Tribune Review and the Post-Gazette on a subject to remind myself why I normally scoff at the Tribune.

Tribune headline: "Councilman Kraus wants to create registry of same-sex couples"
(reference: http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/breaking/s_570801.html)
Post-Gazette headline: "City Councilman proposes domestic registry"
(reference: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08155/887013-100.stm)

One is inflammatory and seems to be inciting a witch-hunt. One appears to be reporting the news. I'd like to chalk it up to just a difference in attitude about attention-getting headlines, but reading the articles further polarizes them. The Post-Gazette discusses the many groups that could benefit from such a registry with actual quotes from the people involved in the proposal and a thorough article. The Tribune-Review has a curt two paragraphs mentioning gays and lesbians in this ultra-important breaking news snippet.

Of course, that's probably my crazy liberal tendencies reading into things. At least the Tribune Review does stop short of condemning this proposal. I'll wait for the editorials for that icing on the cake.

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