8/13/2003 10:04:00 AM
by The MinuteMan
Is One Man's "Terrorist" Another Man's "Freedom Fighter"?
Good question. But at the NY Times, the editors have found a Third Way.
[Mini-Update: The scales have dropped from my eyes, and I am now bemused by the "Elvis is Dead!" quality of the following post. However, I stand by my point - the contortions undertaken to pretend these are not terrorists are ridiculous]
Prominent on the front page
is a story headlined "Rising Tide of Islamic Militants See Iraq as Ultimate Battlefield". "Flypaper
" adherents will point to this as proof positive of validation, and well they should.
I am struck by something quite different, however. My puzzlement begins with the headline, where we are fighting "militants". Continuing through the story, we learn that:
Bit of a cliffhanger! Continued here
That will teach me to bury the lede!