CNN's Loaded Ferguson Breaking News Alert

November 25th, 2014 5:43 PM

Conservative writer Ben Howe earlier today shared via Twitter a screen grab from his smartphone that capably summarizes the difference between matter-of-fact, fair and balanced reporting and sensationalistic, biased reporting. 

"A tale of two breaking news alerts," Howe quipped, hat-tipping his wife Breanne and including a screen capture from a smartphone showing a drastic difference in breaking-news alerts from Fox News and CNN. 

"BREAKING NEWS: Grand jury does not indict officer in Ferguson case," read the alert from Fox News.

Right below that, a CNN alert blared the following:

No indictment for Darren Wilson, the white police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen.