Is a Terrorist a Terrorist?

May 7, 2006


The Seattle Times asks the question if Eco Terrorists are in fact terrorists. The story is here and in a follow up story announcing the latest rounds of indictments out of Eugene, the paper is careful to call them sabateurs.
If you’ve been following the meta discussion by those in the media you’ll note they’re concerned that people who wanted to bomb trucks, scare and terrorize workers in the natural resources industries, and torch peoples’ legitimate, law abiding companies in abject disregard whether anyone might have been literally in the line of fire might be marred by being called terrorists.
Remember when Reuters decided to call the terrorists of 9/11 freedom fighters? Now the BBC is being advised that it’s okay to call a terrorist a terrorist. Seattle Times where are YOU?

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