BBC still won’t call Munich Olympics massacre perpetrators terrorists

In 2014 the BBC described the terrorists responsible for the murders of eleven Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games as “militants”.

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In 2015 the same terrorists were rebranded as “Palestinian extremists” and a “Palestinian extremist group”.

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In a filmed report which appeared on the BBC News website’s Middle East page on August 2nd 2016, the terrorists are described as “militants”.

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The same euphemistic term is used in a written report by Jonathan Josephs which appeared on the BBC News website’s Middle East page the following day. 

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Once again the ‘values’ behind the BBC’s supposed avoidance of “value judgements” are on display.

 

 

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8 comments on “BBC still won’t call Munich Olympics massacre perpetrators terrorists

  1. Funny how the word “terrorism” is being used in connection with yesterday’s attack in Russell Square in the heart of London. However, the police are first saying that the attacker had “mental issues”. People with “mental issues” do not wildly attack anyone around with a knife, like the man who attacked the musician in the subway station and who was sentenced yesterday, UNLESS they have been brainwashed into terrorism. I DARE the BBC to call this perpetrator a militant!

  2. The BBC is waiting for the day that they can brand the thugs who attacked the athletes “freedom fighters” .

  3. Plenty of BBC coverage today on the knife attack in London. How many knife attacks in Israel have they completely ignored?

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