Ed Driscoll

At Last, One Man's Terrorist Is No Longer a Fredom Fighter

That was then

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.”

This is now: “Reuters Labels Norway Terror Suspect as ‘Right-Wing’ 25 Times.”

More from Glenn Reynolds and Ben Shapiro, guest-blogging at Ricochet, who explores “The Oslo Monster and the Rules of Violent Ideology.”