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Originally posted by TheCoffinman
So i watch CNN alot and ive noticed that in the past week or so that they have been using the phrase, "American Terrorist" alot.. Both in the casses of the kansas abortionist who was shot and killed by a christian fundalmentalist, they called him an american terrorist and the neo-nazi 88 year old who shot the security gaurd at the holocaust mueseum, they called him one too.. not just once either but several times.. do they want us to get use to hearing about american terrorists? ....
Originally posted by Ian McLean
Well, it's an accurate label, to some extent. But if it obscures further analysis and understanding, it's not productive. Remember, George Washington was an American terrorist, too - at least to the British.
It's sad when the media only labels with dichotomies; the public would be better served by understanding the motivation of these criminals, so that root causes could actually be addressed rather than focusing solely on prevention.