If there's a bulldozer rampage in Jerusalem, count on the BBC to botch the headlines. Two separate attacks might be an unhappy coincidence, but with another attack today, the BBC proved three's a trend.
Here's the evolution of the Beeb's headlines. The first headline emphasizes a dead driver, not the nature of the terror involved.
This new headline shortly afterwards was nothing more than a semantic twist on the same problem.
Last I looked, this was the new BBC headline. It finally reflects that this was an attack, but why the quote marks?
As we pointed out last July the BBC's initial instinct is to portray Israel as an aggressor and a Palestinian as a victim even if that Palestinian was actively involved in a terrorist attack against innocent civilians.
The fact that the headlines were changed at all shows that somebody thought about what was going on. Too bad it took so long . . .