Monday, November 26, 2007

Many Words Are Necessary For the BBC To Adequately Not Describe French Rioters

French youths, teenagers, teenagers, local youths, teenagers, rioters, youths named only as Moushin, 15, and Larami, 16, teenagers, teenagers, teenagers, dying teenagers, teenagers, young people.

By my count the BBC had 13 opportunities in this article to accurately describe either the youths that were killed in the accident or the rioters. Perhaps there is some sort of connection between those deceased and the marauding thugs. Serious readers would like to know if any connection exists and, it would seem, that serious journalists would want to deliver this news--not just the nuance.

Could it be that the BBC is afraid of being labeled with that most dreaded of curses, Islamophobia?

Or could it be that roving bands of Congregationalists are causing all the trouble?

Pajamas Media has more while the Brussels Journal wonders if France will mourn the loss of Anne-Lorraine who was murdered but hours after the suspiciously non-religious youths crashed into a police car.

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