Tuesday, January 23, 2007

It's not just semantics, or is it?


Militant, terrorist... Media Outlets like to avoid the use of the term "terrorist" in describing suicide-bombers, Jihadist beheaders, etc.

Here are two examples where exceptions are made:

Associated Press Discovers a Terrorist

Associated Press Discovers Terror
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However, this story seems to contradict LGF's claims:

http://blog.honestreporting.ca/my_weblog/2007/01/inconsistent_tw.html

or does it?

The quoted AP report says:

"RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- In a new round of factional fighting, assailants targeted three senior Hamas officials in the West Bank, kidnapping one, torching the car of a second and shooting in the air as a third emerged from a mosque, security officials said yesterday. "


It's hard to know whether this is the originally worded report, as described in the HonestReporting blog, or a later-edited version.

Ah, well. If you read my comment on HonestReporting, you'll see that I tend to give the average reader much greater credit for intelligence and independent thinking than any of these news organizations seem to.

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