September 19, 2004

Substance and slant...

Via Tim Blair, Reuters is upset that a Canadian newspaper chain has been altering its stories:

...The global managing editor for Reuters, David Schlesinger, called such changes unacceptable. He said CanWest had crossed a line from editing for style to editing the substance and slant of news from the Middle East.

"If they want to put their own judgment into it, they're free to do that, but then they shouldn't say that it's by a Reuters reporter," said Schlesinger.

As an example, Schlesinger cited a recent Reuters story, in which the original copy read: "...the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, which has been involved in a four-year-old revolt against Israeli occupation in Gaza and the West Bank."

In the National Post version of the story, printed Tuesday, it became: "...the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, a terrorist group that has been involved in a four-year-old campaign of violence against Israel." [emphasis mine]

Of course they are terrorists, and should be called terrorists. The eagerness of lefty news organizations to put into action their anti-semitism and their hatred of our western capitalist civilization by covering up for these vile murdering animals is one of the biggest scandals of our times.

Our government is trying to freeze the assets of terror-supporting organizations. We should put Reuters at the top of the list.

Posted by John Weidner at September 19, 2004 10:43 AM
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