Media biasness reporting crashes?

From: (Adrian C Phillips)
Organization: University of Guelph
Date:         08 Feb 96 03:21:05 
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Is it my imagination or have I really noticed the following trend.  When
the media reports the crash of a foriegn built aircraft such as the
recent crash in Zaire the report is "the crash of a Russian built Antonov
aircraft" with special note of the country of manufacture.  On the other
hand, crashes of North American built aircraft state " the crash of a
Boeing 757" with no mention of the country of manufacture.

If this is really a trend, what are the possible reasons for it and can
it really be justified???

Adrian Phillips
School of Rural Planning and Development
University of Guelph