Avoiding the T-Word

Avoiding the T-Word – Daniel PipesJournalists have used at least 20 euphemisms for terrorists: Assailants – NPR; Attackers – Economist; Bombers – Guardian; Captors – AP; Commandos – AFP; Criminals – London Times; Extremists – UPI; Fighters – Washington Post; Group – Australian; Guerrillas – New York Post; Gunmen – Reuters; Hostage-takers – Los Angeles Times; Insurgents – New York Times; Kidnappers – London Observer; Militants – Chicago Tribune; Perpetrators – New York Times; Radicals – BBC; Rebels – Sydney Morning Herald; Separatists – Daily Telegraph; Activists – Pakistan Times. (Jerusalem Post)

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