Buring the terrorSeptember 30, 2003 11:10 by ManagingTeam
Our communique of 9/29, “Rosh Hashana Nightmare,” addressed BBC and Reuters coverage of the Negohot attack.
Here’s more problematic coverage of this barbaric attack, which didn’t make it into the communique:
– Associated Press headlined their report: “Two Israelis, Attacker Killed in West Bank”
Note the moral equivalence between the “Israelis” (no mention of one victim being a baby) and the terrorist, both of whom were simply “killed.”
– Henry Chu’s LA Times article, headlined “Palestinian Guns Down 2 in Jewish Settlement” had its headline curiously changed upon reprinting in the Boston Globe. The Globe headline: “Attacker kills 2 in Jewish settlement.”
Why did the Globe editors decide to remove the identity of the terrorist, while preserving the location of the attack — a (supposedly ‘provocative’) “Jewish settlement”?
– The Age (Australia) and The Telegraph (UK) bury this story at the very bottom of articles on other topics entirely.
The Telegraph describes the victims as “two Jewish settlers, including a baby girl.”
This bio encourages the reader to consider a seven-month-old baby’s place of residence some degree of “provocation” to her brutal murder.