The Death of Michael Jackson
By: Maddie Jennings
What Happened to Michael
People seem to believe that the death of Michael Jackson was caused by his doctor, Doctor Murray. As the New York Times reported, "The cause of Mr. Jackson's death was a mixture of the powerful anesthetic Propofol and the anti-anxiety drug Lorazepam." These drugs were given to Michael by Doctor Murray. On the other hand, some believe that Michael overdosed, himself, on his medicine. CNN reports that Michael did indeed inject himself with the medicine that lead to his fatal death.
Is Michael Jackson still alive?
The New York Times uses bias by labeling by referring to Michael as a "sad figure" and criticizing him. They used irrelevant information such as the fact that he had many "failed plastic surgeries". The New York Times article also included bias by spin by only including one interpretation of how Michael Jackson died, which was that Doctor Murray was guilty, but did not state the other side.
CNN's coverage of Michael Jackson's death uses bias by placement. They intrigued the readers by making the title of their article "Michael Jackson Gave Himself Fatal Overdose, Expert Says". The article starts out by including what the expert believes to have happened, and especially focuses on saying that Michael did it to himself, instead of stating the other view points, as well.
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