Tale of two headlines: Trump nominees via Wall St. Journal, Chi Trib

Matter-of-fact vs. tendentious

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By Jim Bowman


For this story in WSJ,"Trump Starts Filling out Senior Team"

And digital: "Donald Trump Begins Filling Cabinet With Offers to Jeff Sessions, Mike Pompeo: Donald Trump taps Sessions as attorney general, Pompeo as CIA director"

President-elect Donald Trump began filling his Cabinet, announcing Friday that he would appoint Sen. Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.) as Attorney General and Rep. Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.) as director of the Central Intelligence Agency.


For Chi Trib story, same news, hard copy: "For 1st picks, Trump stays far right," with subhead "Nominees' words, policies worry civil-rights activists."

And digital: "Donald Trump's first picks for top jobs show how he plans to govern from the hard right"

President-elect Donald Trump began filling his Cabinet on Friday with stalwarts of the right, signaling with a trio of top national security and law enforcement selections that he will aggressively pursue promises he made during the campaign that have caused deep anxiety among immigrant and Muslim communities


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