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The Sensibilities of Barbarians

Reuters is always concerned about how its captions play in the world of the perpetually aggrieved:

REFILE - CHANGING THE WORD FAKE TO MOCK Palestinians carry a mock coffin during a symbolic funeral for George Habash, the founder of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), in the West Bank city of Nablus January 28, 2008. Habash, the founder of a radical movement that staged hijackings and kidnappings to highlight the Palestinian struggle [Ed.:—They make it sound so romantic, don't they?], died in Jordan on Saturday, his family said. He was 80. REUTERS/Loay Abu Haykel (WEST BANK)


It's good to see that Reuters still has their priorities in order.

God forbid we offend the sensibilities of people like this by suggesting that they're holding a fake funeral—for a man that almost singlehandedly pioneered the modern "art" of hijacking, despite Reuters' attempts at whitewashing his crimes.

Perish the thought, indeed.

  Intifada

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