Friday, February 19, 2010

When it comes to a white man, the term 'terrorism' is used with care

Interestingly enough. The title comes from the NY Times' Media Blog story In Plane Crash Coverage, Networks Use the Word ‘Terrorism’ With Care. How is it that this isn't terrorism? Because Al-Qaida didn't do it? Because he's not an Arab? What sort of phenomenological deduction has to be going on in peoples' minds in order to not label the act of someone crashing a plane into a building in order to get back at the government agency the building houses terrorism? Well, uh, uh, it just isn't. It's different. Somehow. My instinct is to label any media personalities who continue to not label this terrorism hypocrites outright.

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