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August 05, 2012

AFP Headlines: Some Drones Kill Militants; Others Kill "Gazans"

If a drone strike kills militants, should the headline convey the target's profession? Judging by this past month's coverage, for AFP the answer depends on who is doing the shooting.

Below is a screenshot showing search results on Google News for AFP stories mentioning drones and killings. The headlines about US strikes make clear that the casualties were "militants." But the headline for today's strike in Gaza by an Israeli drone does not — even though, as the article points out, both Israeli and Palestinian sources agree on this point.

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Posted by GI at August 5, 2012 01:44 PM

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Holy Moly, thank you Camera for showing the hypocrisy of AFP.
What does AFP think any country would do if terrorists were firing hundreds of rockets at them.

Posted by: Barry Rosen at August 5, 2012 03:06 PM

Call them what you will... as long as they are dead!

Posted by: SteveW at August 6, 2012 10:25 AM

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