Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Reuters' Rotten Logic

Reuters on today's terrorist attack in Jerusalem:
Police said it was a "terrorist attack" -- Israel's term for a Palestinian strike.
How could anyone write that sentence? Is the Palestinian National Authority at war with Israel? No: Its prime minister, Salam Fayyad, called it a terrorist attack, too. Doesn't that put the Palestinian imprimatur on "Israel's term"? Would Reuters have called an IRA bombing an "Irish strike" even though it was condemned by Ireland?
Hat tip to Jeffrey Goldberg

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