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December 14, 2008

NY Times Editor on Terror, Terrorists

Hoyt reviews NY Times practice on the "T-word"

New York Times public editor Clark Hoyt gets it right. On the use of the terms "terrorist" and "terrorism," he concludes:

My own broad guideline: If it looks as if it was intended to sow terror and it shocks the conscience, whether it is planes flying into the World Trade Center, gunmen shooting up Mumbai, or a political killer in a little girl’s bedroom, I’d call it terrorism — by terrorists.

It's too bad so many of his colleagues don't share such clear thinking.

Posted by TS at December 14, 2008 02:14 AM


Hear! Hear!

Posted by: Orde Wingate at December 15, 2008 11:58 AM

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