Sorry, but it's BBC News reporter Steph Hegarty again on Twitter...
...here making explicit an undercurrent that seems (to me) to have been bubbling under the BBC's coverage of the racist atrocity in Charleston.
And, boy, this one genuinely deserves to be described as "ironic":
Good piece @nytimes now can we start calling this attack what it was in our headlines and straplines? http://t.co/Tl7HaiOgLc— Steph Hegarty (@stephhegarty) June 19, 2015
Given that the BBC is notoriously and almost pathologically reluctant to use the term "terrorist" in its reporting (describing it as a "value judgement"), it's interesting that a fairly prominent BBC reporter (well, on the BBC World Service anyhow) is now calling for its use.
(Just this time, no doubt).
Maybe Steph and Fraser Steel could arm-wrestle to decide?ReplyDelete
OK, just this time.