NY Times tops WaPo in 'militant' sweepstakes, 9 to 6

Leo Rennert
The New York Times and the Washington Post have a long history of sanitizing Palestinian terrorists.  There may be terrorists elsewhere in the world, like Al-Qaeda for example, but there are no terrorists in Palestinian territories. When it comes to Palestinian terror organizations like Hamas, Islamic Jihad, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, or the Popular Resistance Committee, the Times and the Post put them in more respectable company by using such civilizing euphemisms as "militants," or "fighters," or "guerrillas."  Anything to avoid the accurate "terrorist" label, notwithstanding that these folks qualify for it in spades. Terrorism is defined in the dictionary as deliberate use of violence against civilians in pursuit of a political agenda.  That's exactly what these Palestinian groups, dedicated to the destruction of Israel, are up to when they deliberately launch rocket and mortar attacks against civilian populations in southern Israel --  238 in 2010, 653 in...(Read Full Post)

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