Skip to comments.Reuters: Not "terrorism," but "holy war"
Posted on 11/06/2001 9:46:00 AM PST by Mr. Mulliner
Reuters wont allow its staff to use the terms "terrorist" or "terrorism," outside of a quotation, to describe the September 11 incidents, but as James Taranto highlighted in his "Best of the Web" column for OpinionJournal.com, the wire service has no problem describing "the war against America as a holy one."
Taranto quoted from a Reuters dispatch by Sayed Salahuddin and Anton Ferreira, which carried a double byline of "Kabul/Washington." The second paragraph of the November 5 story:"With the campaign now in its fifth week, a hard-line Pakistani Islamic party said on Monday that thousands of pro-Taliban fighters had crossed into Afghanistan, armed with rocket launchers and swords, to wage holy war against the United States."To read the entire Reuters story, go to: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20011105/ts/attack_dc_664.html
To refresh your memory on the Reuters refusal to use the word "terrorism," refer back to the September 25 CyberAlert which reported: There were no "terrorist attacks" on September 11, just "attacks" according to Reuters since the wire service decided that "one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter." Following this decree, one Reuters story gave life to inanimate objects as a reporter asserted that "two hijacked planes attacked the twin towers." On Monday night FNCs panel decried the values-neutral approach. Go to: http://www.mrc.org/news/cyberalert/2001/cyb20010925.asp#1
Someone posted a couple days ago that a Saudi Arabian owned Reuters.
Reuters=scumbag logic just like CNN!
MESSAGE:Forgive the grammar in the subject line - here is my note to all advertisers on sites carrying Reuters news feeds.
Dear Corporate advertiser/sponsor of Reuters News Services on the Web.
Reuters has made a corporate decision to describe the men behind the murder of over 6000 US citizens as "militants," instead of calling them what they are: terrorists.
Believing in "moral equivalence," they feel that one man's terrorist is another's freedom fighter. They have pursued this policy for at least a year when reporting news of terror attacks in Israel, and now they compound this fatal error in judgement with the events of September 11th in the US.
This was a calculated decision on their part to NOT SUPPORT the people and the President of the US in a war against terrorism. Their action only mollifies and gives succor and prestige to people with whom we are at war. I ask you to withdraw your advertising of their news spots, and to concentrate your advertising with news organizations who back the US and her true allies, and not those who wish to destroy us.
If you do not agree, please consider that I will not be buying your products again.
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When did the Patriots attack innocent civilians here in the USA? Their fight was against British TROOPS. Get a life, scumbag.
Publicly traded. Symbol "RTRSY" over the counter last I checked (which was about 8 years ago).
If you disagree with this premise than how do you describe the American Revolutionaries? post #7
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CNN is a prime example, see other posts on the CNN stories.
Thanks God that there are still a few "honest" reporters left, but they are fading fast.