Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Saturday, December 18, 2004

Al Reuters at it again

The reporting is fairly innocuous, if you ignore calling "terrorists" by the more neutral "militants." (These, after all, are the same "militants" who are routinely targeting women and children.)

Israeli soldiers shot dead two Palestinian militants on Saturday on the second day of a raid in the southern Gaza Strip, medics and witnesses said.
What's less innocuous is the article's title: "Israel Kills Two Gaza Gunmen -- Medics." First, there's that euphemism again ("gunmen" not "terrorists"). Second, the way the headline is set up, it appears that Israel killed two medics, which is totally untrue. It's only when you read the story itself that you discover that some unidentified "medics" reported how these killings purported happened.