CIA Spy Saga
Summary: Valerie Plame, a former CIA spy, testified Staurday about the leaking of her identity. Her appearance in court was the first time anyone had heard her side of the story.
In the article by Greg Miller, a staff writer at the Los Angelos Times, Miller makes mistakjes right form his lead:
"With a phalanx of cameras awaiting her entrance, Valerie Plame stepped out of the spy-world shadows and into the spotlight."
First, his use of the word "phalanx" is not a word many readers will know. Upon research you find it means a tightly packed group of people, but many other words would have worked just as well. Also, Plame has not been in the shadows since her name was leaked in 2003 as the lead would suggest. She has talked to people before and has done a photo spread for the magazine "Vanity Fair." This was just her first time in court, talking about what happened.
Another problem with the story is the ending. Miller focuses on how Plame feels that the Bush administration isn't handling her case right. She calls Bush hypocritical and say that she is Democratic. She also states that her husband was Republican, but now consdiers herself Democratic. The writer also states that many of the governmental officials there were Democratic. The author makes it seem as though since the Republicans are the vil party to blame for what went on while being Democratic is great. The way the author chose to write this last part only goes to show his only Democratic bias.
While the World Nation article isn't better written, it does stay away form much of the bias in the first article. This author does a much better job of telling a story about how Plame has started talking for herself and doesn't plan to stop until she sees action taken for what happened to her. The author also includes a nice timeline of her time line of the case.