Reporting on the summit of Latin American and Caribbean leaders in Trinidad, Little Green Footballs starts with the headline “Obama Laughs It Up With Hugo Chavez,” shows a photo of Obama shaking hands with Hugo Chavez, and concludes, “But this … is absolutely sickening.”
On the other hand, UK Reuters’ Patrick Markey’s headline says “Obama, Venezuela’s Chavez shake hands at summit,” and reports:
U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday greeted and shook hands with Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez during an impromptu meeting with the anti-U.S. leader at the Summit of the Americas.
Granted, the Little Green Footballs commentator may not be a reporter, and granted he is expressing an opinion.
Just an observation on how the same event can be reported on so differently.
The author is a retired U.S. Air Force officer and a writer.