Fat Steve's Blatherings

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Policy? What's That?

      The New York Times has a column by it's "Reader's Editor," in which it asks why the Times so seldom calls terrorists by their true name.

      Answer: he ain't sure, but if he were writing the stories, they'd get called terrorists more often.

But for shear offensiveness, nothing beats this bit:
"Groups such as Hamas": According to the European Union and the United States government, which are both cited regularly by an army of readers, Hamas is a terrorist organization. According to Times deputy foreign editor Ethan Bronner: "We use 'terrorist' sparingly because it is a loaded word. Describing the goals or acts of a group often serves readers better than repeating the term 'terrorist.' We make clear that Hamas seeks the destruction of Israel through violence but that it is also a significant political and social force among Palestinians, fielding candidates and running clinics and day care centers." According to many Times critics, that just won't do
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      It must be tough at the Times, having such unreasonable readers.  Next thing you know, they'll demand that Hitler and the Nazis be referred to as mass murderers, totally overlooking all the good things Hitler did for Germany.

      Oh, Lord, please grant them intelligence.

THE HOUSE OF SAUD MUST BE DESTROYED -- AND WILL BE!

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