‘Terror’ Inconsistency at AP

December 31, 2003 12:22 by

Here we go again…on an AP report yesterday from Saudi Arabia, note how the news agency refers to the suspect:

Terror Suspect Surrenders to Saudi Police A terror suspect surrendered to Saudi police, and a Western diplomat said Islamic militants are going after the security officials who are hunting them…

But when the dateline’s Gaza City:

An Israeli helicopter fired two missiles at a car carrying militants from the violent Islamic Hamas, wounding 11 people despite earlier reports that Israel and the militant group had reached an agreement to halt violence.

Same day, same crimes, same news agency, two standards.

Comments to AP: feedback@ap.org

UPDATE:
The same deal at BBC today:
‘Saudi terror suspect surrenders’ vs.
‘Israeli Gaza raid targets Hamas’ : The Palestinian militant group Hamas confirmed two of its members were in the vehicle, but escaped unharmed.

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