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Reuters: Not "terrorism," but "holy war"
Media Research Center's Cyberalert ^ | November 6, 2001 | Brent Baker

Posted on 11/06/2001 9:46:00 AM PST by Mr. Mulliner

Reuters won’t 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 FNC’s panel decried the values-neutral approach. Go to: http://www.mrc.org/news/cyberalert/2001/cyb20010925.asp#1



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1 posted on 11/06/2001 9:46:00 AM PST by Mr. Mulliner
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To: *CCRM
Another ping for the Citizen's Coalition for Responsible Media
2 posted on 11/06/2001 9:49:36 AM PST by Mr. Mulliner
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To: Singapore_Yank
Reuters is just as bad as ABC news with their terrorist from Canada.
3 posted on 11/06/2001 9:49:41 AM PST by Texbob
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To: Singapore_Yank
If they refuse to use the word, then technically they are harboring the terrorists.


4 posted on 11/06/2001 9:52:31 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: Singapore_Yank
Well, "Rooters" did their thing for Gore during the last election, so backing Bin Laded is just the "same old, same old" for this bunch.
5 posted on 11/06/2001 9:55:50 AM PST by San Jacinto
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To: Singapore_Yank
Who owns Reuters?
6 posted on 11/06/2001 10:05:35 AM PST by Bigg Red
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To: Bigg Red
Who owns Reuters?

Someone posted a couple days ago that a Saudi Arabian owned Reuters.

8 posted on 11/06/2001 11:51:49 AM PST by angry elephant
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To: Singapore_Yank
"Reuters won’t allow its staff to use the terms "terrorist" or "terrorism," outside of a quotation, to describe the September 11 incidents..."

Reuters=scumbag logic just like CNN!

9 posted on 11/06/2001 11:53:52 AM PST by ChaseR
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To: boston_liberty
Terrorists Kill or abduct Unarmed Non-Combatants, and wear masks to hide their faces from those who would manfully fight them. The American Revolutionaries killed soldiers and government officials. While proudly making their identity and intentions plain for the entire world to see.
10 posted on 11/06/2001 12:10:19 PM PST by CyberSpartacus
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To: Singapore_Yank
SUBJECT: One ex-Reuters reader is now their advertiser’s boycotter

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.”

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,35161,00.html

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.

Sincerely,

CC: send additional comments to Yahoo here

see post below for email addresses for Reuters and some of their advertisers.

11 posted on 11/06/2001 2:04:15 PM PST by Yehuda
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To: Yehuda
here are a passle of email addresses for Reuters that I used (comma delimited...) - I received two or three auto-responses telling me to go to the Reuters site, but the rest were delivered. Following that are some advertisers that I cc'd to as they were the advertisers of record on Reuters sponsored news sites the day I was sending.

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paula.galloway@reuters.com, editor@reuters.com, stephen.jukes@reuters.com, singapore.newsroom@reuters.com, james.dalgleish@reuters.com, customer@reuters.com, kat.callo@reuters.com, ulli.michel@reuters.com, esupport.global@reuters.com, ukservicedesk@reuters.com, onlinesales@reuters.com, ukservicedesk@reuters.com, geoff.wicks@reuters.com, corinna.stowell@reuters.com, marcus.ferrar@reuters.com, nancy.bobrowitz@reuters.com, liam.tay@reuters.com, steve.arthers@reuters.com

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investor.relations@compaq.com, businessdevelopment@netflix.com, marketingalliances@netflix.com, advertising@netflix.com, press@ediets.com, bizdev@corp.classmates.com, affiliates@4hourwireless.com, pr@datek.com

12 posted on 11/06/2001 2:08:17 PM PST by Yehuda
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To: Singapore_Yank

HEY CCRM: they also have no problem calling the dead Muslim terrorists "martyrs."


13 posted on 11/06/2001 2:09:13 PM PST by xm177e2
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To: Singapore_Yank
"To refresh your memory on the Reuters refusal to use the word "terrorism,"

Notice how Fox now calls it "The Hunt for the Killers",
not "The Hunt for Terrorists"
14 posted on 11/06/2001 2:12:33 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: boston_liberty
You moron, how dare you. Since when did American Patriots storm English beaches to slaughter thousands of their citizens?

When did the Patriots attack innocent civilians here in the USA? Their fight was against British TROOPS. Get a life, scumbag.

15 posted on 11/06/2001 2:13:55 PM PST by GuillermoX
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To: Bigg Red
Who owns Reuters?

Publicly traded. Symbol "RTRSY" over the counter last I checked (which was about 8 years ago).

16 posted on 11/06/2001 2:24:26 PM PST by BunnySlippers
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To: Go Dub Go
It means some terrorists are luckier than others.
18 posted on 11/06/2001 3:48:50 PM PST by Mr. Mulliner
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To: Yehuda
Excellent response, Yehuda!
19 posted on 11/06/2001 3:51:42 PM PST by Mr. Mulliner
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To: Singapore_Yank
Thanks - the irony is that as I read it over, I realize that Scty. of State Bowell (sic) just recently signed on to the "one man's terrorist is anothers..." bs... now how do we boycott him?
21 posted on 11/06/2001 3:55:39 PM PST by Yehuda
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To: boston_liberty
Don't get riled. I interpreted your statement the same way GuillermoX did and at least one other person on this thread did too.
22 posted on 11/06/2001 3:56:24 PM PST by Mr. Mulliner
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To: boston_liberty
You're a fine one to call someone's intellect into question, Maroon:

If you disagree with this premise than how do you describe the American Revolutionaries? post #7

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than \"th€n, "than\ conj 1 — used after a comparative adjective or adverb to introduce the second part of a comparison expressing inequality 2 — used after other or a word of similar meaning to express a difference of kind, manner, or identity © 1995 Zane Publishing, Inc. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary © 1994 by Merriam-Webster, Incorporated

25 posted on 11/06/2001 4:05:12 PM PST by MHGinTN
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To: boston_liberty
I'd say you should walk the plank, but the tea is probably still floating in the Boston Harbor, so you'd end up running away! LOL
27 posted on 11/06/2001 4:31:44 PM PST by MHGinTN
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To: Singapore_Yank
I think that we should stop referring to them as "jouralists" and start calling them by their proper name....Fabricators. These "professionals" take stories that are important and shove them to page 3456 and "elaborate" (a fancy word for outright lie) on a story that the corporation wants publicized.

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.

30 posted on 11/06/2001 5:12:29 PM PST by wwjdn
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To: boston_liberty
Sorry, I'm not into 'see' food. Bwahahaha
31 posted on 11/06/2001 5:20:31 PM PST by MHGinTN
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