Monday, September 25, 2006


Last week I reported that the AP had decided that Hamas were no longer militants.

Now, not to be outdone, the BBC has decided that Al Qaeda are no longer terrorists but are in fact "militants".

UPDATE: Not only has the BBC decided that Al Qaeda are not terrorists but they have also decided that British Security Services are not reliable sources. Compare these two pictures:

That's right, the one discussing the killing of an Al Qaeda terrorist leader has the now-infamous quotation marks meant to indicate that it may or may not be true. Whereas the one reporting on the assassination of an Afghan official is devoid of quotation marks, because that is in no doubt.