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Sunday, July 10 2005

BBC strips the T-word

It seems BBC editors began describing Thursday's attacks as 'terrorist', but then changed their mind.

Details at Harry's Place and Meryl Yourish.

More on this general topic here.

Snapshots nicely demonstrates BBC's hypocrisy, but now it seems the story has changed...

UPDATE: Or has it?? This is a current posting from the Beeb:




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The BBC clarifies it's position here and features a number of complaints they have received.

The BBC has issued the following statement on the issue to clarify its policy:

It is not the case that the BBC has stopped using the word 'terrorist'.

The word terrorist is not banned from the BBC. We try to be as precise as possible in our language and the word 'bomber' is a more precise description, but we also use the word 'terrorist'.

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