Obama not the only one with trouble using the 'terrorist' word

Washington Free Beacon:
The New York Times once again appears to be unaware of the presence of terrorists in the Gaza Strip. In a new report on developments in the latest round of Israel-Hamas violence, the Times says:
On Sunday, Israeli forces attacked two buildings housing local broadcasters and production companies used by foreign outlets. Israeli officials denied targeting journalists, but on Monday Israeli forces again blasted the Al Sharouk block, a multiuse building where many local broadcasters, as well as Sky News of Britain and the channel Al Arabiya, had offices. 
That attack, which struck a computer shop on the third floor, sparked a blaze that sent plumes of dark smoke creeping up the sides of the building. Video footage showed clouds of smoke billowing.

The Times leaves out the story’s single most relevant piece of information: Four senior Islamic Jihad terrorists were using the media building as a hideout. They were killed in the Israeli strike.

Both Islamic Jihad and the IDF noted the presence of terrorists in the building, and that they were eliminated in the strike. As in a previous report on Gaza, the New York Times appears confused about the presence and actions of terrorists in the territory.
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Its as if the Times and the Obama administration have adopted the old Reuters style book which also refused to identify terrorist as terrorist.  Its as if they think those engaged in mass murder for Allah or too sensitive to deal with the description of their activities as terrorism.  But, it certainly fits the definition.

It is thus somewhat ironic that the administration will not criticize the use of the word "terrorist" by Turkey to describe Israels counterattacks against Hamas et.al.

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