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Reader comment on item: [Beslan Atrocity:] They're Terrorists - Not Activists

Submitted by Lisa Nyberg (United States), Sep 8, 2004 at 00:06

I too am disgusted with the oh so politically correct jargon used to describe cold blooded killers of innocents. Our local newspaper did journalistic cartwheels trying hard not to call the child killers in Russian anything pejorative. It was also quick to
try to justify the actions of the terrorists by commenting on past transgressions against Chechens. The victim is blamed for his or her fate.

Please keep calling this to the attention of both the media and to readers of the media.

Lisa Nyberg
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