Thursday, November 10, 2005

Fox Getting on the Same Page as Everyone Else?

This morning (9:00? 10:00?) on Fox News, I heard one of the newscasters talking about recent events in Jordan, and he actually used the phrase "suicide bomber" -- I just about fell over! Have they finally come to their senses? Or was this guy just committing career homicide? (Note: I haven't been paying close attention to Fox's phrasology lately, so this may be old news.) Still, they're not going easy. Observe the avoidance of the words "suicide" or "homicide" in the above-linked article: forces snared a group of Iraqis for questioning and officials said one of the bombers spoke Iraqi-accented Arabic... ...Al-Zarqawi is believed to have trained at least 100 Iraqi bombers as a special martyrdom corps... ...Security staff patrolling the Hyatt stopped the middle-aged terrorist as he was wandering the lobby. He spoke briefly to the guards before detonating the explosives strapped underneath his Western-style suit...

Come on, Fox -- Just admit that "suicide bomber" is the correct term, and that using it doesn't make you a bleeding-heart Trotskyite.


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