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On the use of language

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

Submitted by Paul E Price (United States), Sep 8, 2004 at 16:29

Enjoyed your "right-on" article as well as your ongoing work.

i would only add that i have never been able to understand why the press insists on the term "hostages" for what are clearly "prisoners." They do too much honor to the intentions of the terrorists by using the term hostages. Perhaps it traces back to the Iran "hostage" events.

All best wishes,

Paul Price
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