The story that I decided I would chose, is the story about Jamie Carragher. Jamie plays football for Liverpool in the position of defender. His job is to stop forwards from getting or allowing the other team to run with the ball, which could lead to a goal being scored. Whilst Jamie was running down the left wing Dennis Berkham (an Arsenal forward) came and made a very bad challenge on Jamie. Dennis was red carded and sent off the pitch for this offence. Liverpool were given a free kick, as Jamie stepped up to take the free kick an Arsenal fan threw a coin at Jamie.
This hit Jamie on his back. So an, already hot-headed and bad tempered, Jamie Carragher picked up the coin and returned it by throwing the coin back into the crowd, in front of two officials. So the referee (Mike Riley) had no choice but to send Carragher off the pitch. The language used in the Sun Newspaper is very persuasive towards Carragher being out of order by throwing the coin, which he was, but the writer makes the reader have no sympathy. A good example of this is the comment by Roger Milford, a top referee, has been printed “if they paid me i??
30,000 a week and asked me not to throw things I could live with it. ” Also the subtitle ” Coin chucking Carragher could have taken this fan’s (Mr. Bird) eye out” The article is based around Mr Bird’s statement saying that Mr Carragher should have been prosecuted. Mr. Bird was hit by the flying coin thrown by Mr Carragher. The Sun Newspaper gives a lot of background information on Mr. Bird, which the reader does not really need to know, they just want the reader to feel like they know Mr. Bird, so they feel more sorry to Mr. Bird and very angry towards Mr. Carragher.
A good example of this is when the Sun Newspaper goes on about Mr. Bird’s job and his marital status. ” Computer company boss Julian was cheering Arsenal at their ground Highbury” and “married dad of three Julian. ” I noticed the second out of the two was in italic to make this section stand out, so the reader would think that could have been me! The Sun newspaper does briefly talk about Jamie Carragher apologising, but it seems they are making fun out of the apology and not showing how sorry Jamie Carragher was towards the situation of the coin throwing and hurting someone in the crowd.
The full statement made by Mr. Bird is not made till the bottom of the first column so some readers would have moved on by then. This story is based on a footballer throwing a coin and hitting Mr. Bird on the head. There was also meant to been a lady in the crowd which had been hit by the coin but this time in her eye, but if the lady had contacted the Sun newspaper the readers would have wanted to know about her side of the story and how she felt about the situation. The language in the sun newspaper is very simple to read. There are a lot of pictures on this subject.
There are two pictures of Mr. Bird and his scar on his head where the coin had hit him. There are two pictures of Jamie Carragher acting in an angry manner. There is two picture of Jamie Carragher receiving a red card and one picture of Jamie Carragher throwing the coin, and one real picture showing the whole story. The picture of Mr. Bird shows an ordinary man pointing to a wound on his head. Mr. Bird’s eyes are rolled up looking towards his head. He also seems to have a smile on his face. His look is very cocky. This makes you think what has this innocent man done to deserve this?
Mr. Bird seems to be a quite normal bloke that unfortually, supports Arsenal, got hit on his head by the coin thrown by Jamie Carragher. I thick this is what the Sun newspaper is trying to convey to the rest of the football fans, that a footballer i. e. Jamie Carragher, a person that many adults and children look up to, can do this on live television. The second photograph of Mr. Bird showed him looking straight at the readers in a disapproving manner, it looks a bit like a sympathy photograph. By putting this photograph in the Sun newspaper, the newspaper gains sympathy for Mr. Bird.
The Sun newspaper wants to appear that they treat their readers and the public in the right way so that the public will feel willing to step forward and ask the Sun newspaper with another story. You may also think how much money was given to Mr. Bird to sell his story? The location of the story in the Sun newspaper starts with a title, a subtitle and the picture on the front cover, there is no information here. The main story is on page four and a lot of pictures as well. There is also a picture on the back page of the newspaper with some extra information about the football match.
The Daily Telegraph is a different type of newspaper. It is called a broadsheet newspaper. The language is very different. It is not persuasive and does not take anyone’s side. The article does not contain any information about where the coin was thrown, or the person who the coin hit. They also did not talk about Mr. Bird. The Daily Telegraphy starts off with what has happen to Jamie Carragher. Then it explains the reason how this event happened to him. This is done so the reader will read the first sentence and want to find out why Jamie Carragher is in trouble.
The Daily Telegraph goes on to give information about the Arsenal’s football ground been closed due to the original coin been thrown at Carragher, by an Arsenal fan. The Sun newspaper does not mention about Arsenal ground and does not mention that an Arsenal fan threw the coin in the first place. In fact the Sun newspaper does not put Arsenal football team in any bad light at all. The Daily Telegraph also talks about Jamie Carragher immediately apologising. If he had not done this he would have been suspended for longer from playing the football. The article is apprxably 640 words long and is four columns long.
There is only one picture in the Daily Telegraph, which is of Jamie Carragher receiving the red card and his look of discussed. The picture shows Carragher realising that he has done a wrong and stupid thing. The picture also shows the referee feeling he has little choice in his response. You can see that the referee is feeling sorry for Carragher and the situation that Jamie Carragher has put him self into. The location in the newspaper is on the front of the sports section of the Daily Telegraph this is an important story but only important and worth knowing if you are interested in sport.