Dienstag, Juli 19, 2005

For all you "journalists" out there...

I see from the usually brilliant LGF that the CBC is splitting the split ends of split hairs.

For all you "reality" based "journalists" out there - like you'd read me - here is a great start for finding a way to avoid calling terrorists "terrorists".

3 entries found for terrorist.

Main Entry: anarchist
Part of Speech: noun
Definition: insurgent
Synonyms: agitator, insurgent, insurrectionist, malcontent, mutineer, nihilist, rebel, revolter, revolutionary, terrorist
Antonyms: loyalist
Source: Roget's New Millennium™ Thesaurus, First Edition (v 1.1.1)
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Main Entry: dictator
Part of Speech: noun
Definition: ruler
Synonyms: absolutist, adviser, autocrat, baron, boss, caesar, caliph, chief, commander, czar, despot, disciplinarian, duce, emir, fascist, kaiser, lama, leader, lord, magnate, martinet, master, mogul, oligarch, oppressor, overlord, rajah, ringleader, sachem, shah, sheik, slave driver, strongman, sultan, taskmaster, terrorist, tycoon, tyrant, usurper
Source: Roget's New Millennium™ Thesaurus, First Edition (v 1.1.1)
Copyright © 2005 by Lexico Publishing Group, LLC. All rights reserved.

Main Entry: enemy
Part of Speech: noun
Definition: foe
Synonyms: adversary, agent, antagonist, archenemy, asperser, assailant, assassin, attacker, backbiter, bad guy, bandit, betrayer, calumniator, competitor, contender, criminal, crip, defamer, defiler, detractor, disputant, emulator, falsifier, fifth column, foe, guerrilla, informer, inquisitor, invader, meat, murderer, opponent, opposition, other side, prosecutor, rebel, revolutionary, rival, saboteur, seditionist, slanderer, spy, terrorist, traducer, traitor, vilifier, villain
Antonyms: ally, benefactor, friend, supporter
Source: Roget's New Millennium™ Thesaurus, First Edition (v 1.1.1)
Copyright © 2005 by Lexico Publishing Group, LLC. All rights reserved.


Idiots.

John

PS: Time for blogging is about as scarce as honest men working for the UN's General Secretary, it seems. Prove to me the obverse and I'll make more time to blog on it. :-)

Kommentare:

Doug hat gesagt…

The Ottowa Citizen wrote on this when they took criticism for using the "T-word". The article is no longer online, but I quoted it in full here. Although their major media don't betray the fact, there are still plenty of level-headed Canadians with a command of both reason and the language.

John F. Opie hat gesagt…

Hi Doug -

Thanks for the comment, read your piece as well.

My beef is, of course, not with Canadians per se: the beef is definitely, definitely with the CBC.

What is it with state-owned/-subsidized media like the BBC, CBC and above all NPR that almost requires them to end up pushing a socialist/left-wing agenda and then acting oh-so-suprised when people complain about it, denying an obvious bias?

Could it be that "reality-based" is based on an alternative reality?

"Diagonally parked in a parallel universe" used to be a favorite tagline of mine...

Thanks for the post!

John