AFP vs Foxnews: Muslim Brotherhood wins

Logo of the Muslim Brotherhood, latest group who

Logo of the Muslim Brotherhood, latest group that "threw itself into the fray".

Old Frick has it easy today, as the story about White House officials meeting with members of the Muslim Brotherhood has two agencies, AFP and Foxnews, reporting on it.  You’ll notice several differences between the two.

The AFP starts with a sugarcoating of the controversial aspect of this meeting, implying the Muslim Brotherhood is just another Muslim political player entering the presidential sweepstakes:

White House officials held talks with representatives of the Muslim Brotherhood in Washington this week, as the Islamist group threw itself into the fray in Egypt’s presidential election.

Foxnews puts a little more meat on the bones, pointing out with the phrase “latest sign” that the Muslim Brotherhood didn’t magically appear deus ex machina to save Egypt. Adding “returning to prominence” and “after years in political exile” tie the elevation and legitimizing of the group to the White House visit, which is the major point of the story: Continue reading