WHAT BIAS? A look at the headlines between the Wendy Davis and Ted Cruz filibusters

Against all odds. That’s what most people knew about the filibuster that Wendy Davis was waging in Texas and that’s what most are saying about the filibuster Ted Cruz is now waging. And there is some truth to it. We know that in Texas, the anti-abortion law that Davis opposed in her filibuster was eventually enacted and we all knew it would be given the size of the majority in the Texas legislature. And given the fact that Harry Reid and Obama both support Obamacare, it’s difficult to see how, at this moment, Obamacare will be defunded. So with respect to the odds, both filibuster fights are similar.

And just as liberals heralded Wendy Davis for fighting against all odds, many conservatives are heralding Ted Cruz for the same reason. But that’s not so with major media outlets. Just look at the difference in how the NY Times, the Washington Post, and CNN are portraying the two just in their headlines:

NEW YORK TIMES:

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WASHINGTON POST :



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CNN:

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The bias couldn’t be more obvious. Thanks to @Will_antonin for making these comparisons on Twitter.

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