Friday, January 12, 2007
Marginalizing Bloomberg Television
U.S.-Led Forces Kill 20 Alleged 'Terrorists' in Iraq
That's the headline at the bottom.
Wouldn't just leaving "Terrorists" in quotes have sufficed? Isn't "Alleged" a bit on the superfluous side?
They should say either alleged terrorists or just "terrorists". As it stands, they are alleging that the Bush Administration(?) called them terrorists. They either said it or they didn't. All day long headlines like this scroll on Bloomberg, demonstrating that it's not a journalistic entity but rather an advocacy group.
The best characterization I have heard yet is that members of the media are like fish in the water, completely unaware they are wet.