How is the story not that the dog attacked a sea lion?
Think if this was GWB the story would be that he performed some heroic act?
Just wondering, but who would not pull their dog off?
The bias can be in what they decide to cover, what they decide not to cover, or in how they phrase the coverage that they eventually provide. Whether consciously or unconsciously, the media presents news which assigns the role of Good Guy to Democrats and the role of Bad Guy to Republicans.
Your dog attacked and killed a sea lion? Well, we will still assign you the role of Good Guy. Nothing to see here, please move along.
OMG! It was one of those horrible bull dogs. Did mark kelley-giffords have a back ground check done before the dog was released to him/his daughter? Where was the waiting period? Why hasn’t the kali DNR charged him/his daughter in the death of (I think) a “protected” species? Pretty sure that if an animal that you are supposed to be in control of kills a “threatened/protected/endangered” species, you are responsible and liable. Unless you’re a “star”. You or me, fined, possible jail, dog impounded.
CNN - ‘GWB’s Dog Attacks And Kills Baby Sea Lion’
MSNBC - ‘Bush’s Dog Murders Baby Sea Lion’
Daily Kos - ‘Bush Murders Baby Sea Lions’
Folk heroes are made, not born. :)