Thursday, March 27, 2008

Good Ol' CNN

So in coverage of the current clash between Moqtada al-Sadr's shiite militia against the US and Iraqi troops, CNN is referring to the militia members as "outlaws". Not outlaws, mind you, but "outlaws". Members of an illegal militia dedicated to the overthrow of the legal government of Iraq are "outlaws". Meanwhile, mostly-foreign al-Qaeda-in-Iraq members are boldly proclaimed as insurgents, rebels, guerillas, fighters, or any host of names other than "terrorist". With or without the scare quotes.

Disgusting. Predictable, but disgusting.

Update: Here's a screen capture of it for when this inevitably goes down the memory-hole:

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Marty said...

CNN is BBC lite. Switch over to Fox. Somewhat idiotic, somewhat biased, but not risibly tendentious.

9:07 AM  
Blogger Benjamin said...

Actually, Marty, I read both. Fox News I read by default to get actual, you know, news. Then I go over to CNN to see what their inevitable spin on that news is, in hopes that, just like this post, I can make fun of it.

9:15 AM  

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