Tuesday, July 19, 2005

CBC Jumps on the "No Such Thing As Terrorism" Bandwagon

Hat tip to Moonbattery for this tidbit:
Following in the less than noble footsteps of their fellow fifth-column dhimmis at Reuters and the BBC, Canada's taxpayer-financed CBC distributed the following memo to their staff regarding use of the word "terrorism":

"Terrorist" and "terrorism": Exercise extreme caution before using either word.

Avoid labelling any specific bombing or other assault as a "terrorist act" unless it's attributed (in a TV or Radio clip, or in a direct quote on the Web). For instance, we should refer to the deadly blast at that nightclub in Bali in October 2002 as an "attack," not as a "terrorist attack." The same applies to the Madrid train attacks in March 2004, the London bombings in July 2005 and the attacks against the United States in 2001, which the CBC prefers to call "the Sept. 11 attacks" or some similar expression. (The BBC, Reuters and many others follow similar policies.)
Imagine the luck we would have had in World War II if the media had been rooting for the Germans to the extent that reporters were discouraged from using words like "Nazi" and "fascist."
Imagine indeed.