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Wednesday, June 29, 2005
Unless you're a part of the MSM- "Most of us have no problem using the word “terrorists” for people who regularly blow up innocent bystanders for political effect. But the mainstream media still shun the “T” word in favor of “insurgents” or “the resistance.” The “insurgents” in Iraq aren’t really “insurging.” They are blowing up large numbers of random people. But the press keeps talking about activists, rebels, militants, fighters, assailants, attackers, hostage-takers, etc., etc. Some media outlets are willing to refer to “acts of terrorism,” as long as they don’t have to call the people who perform those acts “terrorists.” We have sin, but there are no sinners. " John Leo
posted by Jack Mercer @ 6/29/2005 09:15:00 AM  
  • At 6/29/2005 09:28:00 AM, Blogger Molicious said…

    I too have noticed this and it pisses me off. I'm also get a little discouraged when Bush calls them "folks". Or when he uses the word "folks" in general.

  • At 6/29/2005 09:30:00 AM, Blogger Jack Mercer said…

    Wife! Good to hear from you. Been a while. Meant to leave a comment about your new look...its great! I may need to get some input into how you beautified your blog.


  • At 6/29/2005 11:18:00 AM, Blogger Nölff said…

    People are dying in Africa, but the whole world stops to find a rich white girl in Aruba. I don't trust the media anymore. Some people are happy believing everthing they hear on Fox news. That's a good quote.

  • At 6/29/2005 12:31:00 PM, Blogger Jack Mercer said…

    FoxNews, ABC, CBS, etc. They're all suspect.

    What was interesting to me, Nolff, was that at the height of the Abu Ghraib scandal, U.N. soldiers were continuing to rape and murder children over in Africa with no mention in the media.

    My first lesson in distrust of the media was when we came back from South Africa and was reading an article about apartheid. There was a picture with the article that showed a beefy white South African "soldier" (he was really a cop) standing over a bunch of prone black south africans. The inference from the article and the caption was that these black South Africans had been killed or injured. The giveaway was that in the background I recognized the location--it was a park I had often been to Johannesburg. The black South Africans congregated there every day during the work week to take a nap on the lawns.



  • At 6/29/2005 01:45:00 PM, Blogger Lightning Bug's Butt said…

    You cut through the bullshit with the expediency of a laser beam, JM.

    Excellent point.

    What is politics but a word game?

    Personally, I want to hear the word "terrorist" when they're talking about terrorists.

  • At 6/29/2005 07:17:00 PM, Blogger Henwhisperer said…

    It's all spin.


  • At 6/29/2005 07:34:00 PM, Blogger Jack Mercer said…


    Its great to hear from you! Have missed you. Get that blog 'arollin!

    P.S. Want to know about your trip!

    Kindest regards,


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