October 10, 2012
TWO REUTERS IN ONE: Here’s James Taranto in the Wall Street Journal’s Best of the Web column on September 24th, 2001:
Stephen Jukes, global news editor for Reuters, the British wire service, has ordered his scribes not to use the word terror to refer to the Sept. 11 atrocity, the Washington Post’s Howard Kurtz reports (second item). “We all know that one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter and that Reuters upholds the principle that we do not use the word terrorist,” Jukes writes in an internal memo. “To be frank, it adds little to call the attack on the World Trade Center a terrorist attack.”
Flash-forward to today: “Reuters Reporter, In Essence: Today’s Republican Are Pro-Slavery and Are Rarely Tagged as ‘Radicals,’” as spotted by Tom Blumer at Newsbusters.
But how can Reuters think evil of them, when Republicans are frequently compared to terrorists by the left? (One example of that Mobius Loop may be ridden here.)