Wednesday, October 17, 2007

When is it a "massacre"?

This is a really good blog post from Left I on the News
. It's another example of the power of language, and how certain words are used (or withheld) depending on the parties involved. As the post lays out, a recent mass killing of civilians by government troops in Darfur is labeled a "massacre" by mainstream media. However, when news initially got out about the shooting deaths of 8 Iraqis by Blackwater, such words as "killing" and "incident" were used to refer to it.

Anyway, read about it.

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