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Media Watch, 1
Thursday, September 09, 2004
JUST FOR A WHILE, when the pain of the people of Beslan was in our face, Auntie found the clarity of mind to call the perpetrators "terrorists" (AM on September 7th and 8th).
As far as the 7.30 Report is concerned the situation is normal. They're "militants", or "Chechen rebels" again, and back within the definition of people whose claims must be accommodated, as the European Union has rushed to tell President Putin, supported by that disgrace of an organisation Amnesty International.
Mark Colvin on PM prefers the more neutral, and uninformative, term "hostage-taker".
And it's not just the left falsifying events for us, as Daniel Pipes has demonstrated:
The list on Pipes's site gives you the links too.
The key, universalising ingredient of Islam is also being denied, although evidence that Islamism rather than nationalism was the driver of the Beslan atrocity is now mounting.