Wednesday 06 April 2016

International Newspaper

The Washington PostScreen Shot 2016-04-06 at 17.42.36

Topic of article: Politics

Author: John Wagner (reporter covering democratics), Anne Gearan (political correspondent) and Abby Phillip (national political reporter)

Headline: In Wisconsin, a reset on both sides

Aim of article: The article is informing its readers about Bernie Sanders win in the Midwest state of Wisconsin beating Hillary Clinton.

Agenda of article: Although the Washington Post describes that Bernie Sanders “scored upset win” and that he “can claim momentum”, it is quite clear that they think Hillary Clinton will most likely win the nomination. This is highlighted by language such as “his dogged but improbable bid to catch Hilary Clinton” when talking about Sanders and “despite Clinton’s overwhelming lead in delegates” also suggests this.

Bias of article: It appears as if there is some leniency towards Hillary Clinton. The article seems to undermine senator Sanders’ victory by stating that Wisconsin is a state “with a celebrated tradition of progressive activism”, that it was a “primary open to independent voters” and this combination is a “bedrock Sanders constituency”. It is as if the message this article is sending is that this is an expected win for Sanders but Clinton is in the lead and you will not catch her.

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Reviewed by: Bruno Gnaneswaran


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