"The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants" - Albert Camus

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Reuter's Political Correctness Reaching Absurdity

Jeffrey Goldberg, national correspondent for The Atlantic, had a witty comment about a Reuter's article about the recent bombing in Jerusalem that included: "Police said it was a "terrorist attack" -- Israel's term for a Palestinian strike. It was the first time Jerusalem had been hit by such a bomb since 2004."

He adds: Those Israelis and their crazy terms! I mean, referring to a fatal bombing of civilians as a "terrorist attack"? Who are they kidding? Everyone knows that a fatal bombing of Israeli civilians should be referred to as a "teachable moment." Or as a "venting of certain frustrations." Or as "an understandable reaction to Jewish perfidy." Or perhaps as "a very special episode of 'Cheers.'" Anything but "a terrorist attack." I suppose Reuters will mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11 by referring to the attacks as "an exercise in urban renewal."

It takes such light-hearted wit to portray such imbecilic level of political correctness on the part of the left.

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