Mm = pc = bs
This is a discussion on RANT: Use of word "gunmen" within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Anyone else note the increased use of "gunmen" not "terrorists" or "militants" in the news -- as in http://www.reuters.com/article/idUST...2F+Top+News%29 Gunmen in southwestern Pakistan .......
Anyone else note the increased use of "gunmen" not "terrorists" or "militants"
in the news -- as in
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUST...2F+Top+News%29Gunmen in southwestern Pakistan ....
I'm just one root in a grassroots organization. No one should assume that I speak for the VCDL.
I am neither an attorney-at-law nor I do play one on television or on the internet. No one should assumes my opinion is legal advice.
Veni, Vidi, Velcro
Even worse is the use of, "Islamist militants."
instead of, "Islamist terrorists."
"Murderers in XYZ terrorized innocents across the city. They were equipped with vehicles, communications, weapons and apparently good intel. blah, blah, blah."Gunmen in southwestern Pakistan ....
The point of the reporting should be to warn folks of the legitimate risks they face from these murderers, as well as to record for posterity what happened. But, yes, as indicated, to pick out the word "guns" and to hinge the entire story on the phrase "Gunmen did XYZ" is the dishonest stretch of the language necessary in order to twist it from a news report to a spewing of an agenda. What else is new. It's a modern "news" organization.
Same as “undocumented workers” instead of illegal aliens. Reminiscent of newspeak in George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.
When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk.
"Don't forget, incoming fire has the right of way."
man-made disaster, overseas contingency operation, common sense gun control, economic recovery act, bla bla
I prefer to live dangerously free than safely caged!
"Our houses are protected by the good Lord and a gun. And you might meet 'em both if you show up here not welcome son." Josh Thompson "Way Out Here"
"Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming", originally just Global Warming then Global Climate Change has now become "Climate Instability"
It's all about the spin and misdirection from the real issue.
Pick yer poison, if there is political gain possible the facts will be twisted or ignored as necessary.