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Topic: Re:Lost for words!
Posted by: Anuj Gupta
Date/Time: 02/07/15 14:34:00

Pardon my ignorance, but isn't this 'row' much ado about nothing? Tony Hall hasn't condoned the activities or atrocities of ISIS, he's simply refused to use an informal pejorative term to refer to them. The BBC is not alone, virtually every serious media organization does the same.

This reminds of when Fox News decided to start referring to suicide bombers in Israel as 'homicide bombers'. Superficial labeling that adds no analytical insight to what is actually being reported.

And why David Cameron sees it fit to criticise John Humphrys for employing the term 'Islamic State' while he himself routinely refers to it as 'IS', 'ISIS' or 'ISIL' is beyond me.

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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Lost for words!02/07/15 13:24:00 Adrian Irving
   Re:Lost for words!02/07/15 14:34:00 Anuj Gupta
      Re:Re:Lost for words!02/07/15 14:49:00 Claire Moran
      Re:Re:Lost for words!02/07/15 14:50:00 Robert Fish
         Re:Re:Re:Lost for words!02/07/15 15:16:00 Claire Moran
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Lost for words!02/07/15 15:22:00 Robert Fish
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Lost for words!02/07/15 15:30:00 Adrian Irving
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Lost for words!02/07/15 15:43:00 Robert Fish
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Lost for words!02/07/15 15:57:00 Adrian Irving
                        Re:  Plan B...02/07/15 16:28:00 Stuart Kerr
                           Re:Re:  Plan B...02/07/15 16:39:00 Robert Fish
                              Re:Re:Re:  Plan B...02/07/15 16:50:00 Adrian Irving
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:  Plan B...02/07/15 16:56:00 Claire Moran
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:  Plan B...02/07/15 17:07:00 Adrian Irving
                           Re:Re:  Plan B...02/07/15 17:28:00 Carl Wynne
                              Re:Re:Re:  Plan B...02/07/15 17:47:00 Stuart Kerr
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:  Plan B...02/07/15 17:53:00 Robert Fish
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Lost for Words>02/07/15 18:13:00 Adrian Irving
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Lost for Words>02/07/15 18:34:00 Robert Fish
      Re:Re:Lost for words!02/07/15 18:58:00 Tom Moncrieff
         Re:Re:Re:Lost for words!02/07/15 19:20:00 Robert Fish
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Lost for words!02/07/15 19:34:00 Stuart Kerr
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Lost for words!02/07/15 19:48:00 Peter Millman
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Lost for words!02/07/15 20:31:00 Michael Brown

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