Thread: Political Memes
View Single Post
      08-18-2017, 01:31 PM   #51
rlmesq
Major
909
Rep
1,377
Posts

Drives: 2018 440i M Sport
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Chico, CA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lups View Post
Did you read about the new policy of the AP?

https://blog.ap.org/behind-the-news/...harlottesville
Sounds like a carefully considered policy to avoid using ambiguous labels in reporting. Good for them.

In contrast, I'm reminded of the Fox News policy about 15 years ago of referring to suicide bombers as "homicide bombers," which made no sense. The apparent theory was that the term suicide ignored the fact that they killing innocent people while blowing themselves up.

The Unabomber was a homicide bomber. He tried to kill people with explosives, but had no intention of blowing himself up in the process. Suicide bombers are even scarier because they use themselves to detonate explosives in areas where a remotely detonated device might not succeed.