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November 18, 2014

Jerusalem Terror: A Rorschach Test for Buzzfeed

Jon Passantino writes in Buzzfeed this morning:

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Why the scare quotes? Mr. Passantino, what do you call it when Palestinian attackers wielding axes, knives and guns mow down worshippers in a crowded synagogue still wrapped in their prayer shawls and phylacteries?

Posted by TS at November 18, 2014 05:18 AM


I think your issue with the quotes is petty and the quotes only reflect the author's quoting the police. Or even more likely, the author's poor comprehension of good English grammar given the excess of quotes used in the piece.

Posted by: Jeanne Gold at November 18, 2014 01:36 PM

No, the issue with the scare quotes is legitimate, I have found it in several "reports".

Posted by: Jill at November 19, 2014 07:44 AM

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