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This has got to be one of the dumbest things I’ve ever heard of, and that says a lot.


By Steve Straub
Published June 10, 2019 at 7:32am
In another example of how the world has gone nuts the BBC is about to ban reporters use of the words “terror attack” to describe…terror attacks.

Apparently the new policy will only allow reporters to describe the time, place and what happened without referring it to a terrorist attack, as the Daily Mail reports:

The controversial edict means that the BBC will no longer use the phrase ‘terror attack’ to describe the massacres at London Bridge or Manchester Arena, as the corporation did when the atrocities occurred.

Reporters would describe them as the London Bridge van attack or the Manchester Arena bomb attack instead.

But yesterday, MPs and experts accused the broadcaster of ‘failing in its public service duty’.

David Green, a former Home Office adviser and chief executive of the think tank Civitas, said: ‘If they don’t want to use that [the word terror] then they’re failing in their public service duty which is to be clear and accurate.

https://thefederalistpapers.org/opinion/bbc-ban-reporters-use-terror-attack-describe-terror-attacks

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Are they allowed to say "the attack by the terrorist"?

Will they publish a  guide for "The Principles of Newspeak"?
« Last Edit: June 12, 2019, 10:15:10 AM by thackney »
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Are they allowed to say "the attack by the terrorist"?

Will they publish a  guide for "The Principles of Newspeak"?
Maybe they can say 'Today Mohammedans..............'? :whistle:


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