Please explain any bias in this article.http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2010/11/14/mexico-hotel-explosion.html

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pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

In my opinion, there is not really any bias in the way that the article is written.  That is, the article does not really use any words that I think are trying to persuade the reader to take any particular point of view.  However, I think that you could argue that there are a couple of ways in which the article is biased.

First, the article mentions only Canadians.  This is not surprising given that it's a CBC article.  However, this can be seen as bias -- it is making it sound as if only Canadians are important.  (This is very common to news outlets and is not just a Canadian thing.)

Second, the article seems to be trying to show the Westjet company, and possibly the resort as well, in a good light.  It gives the Westjet spokesman a chance to portray his company as the good guys -- he gets to say that they care only about the safety of their customers.