Saturday, January 26, 2008

Headline Again Misleading

I read this headline:

3 Killed in Palestinian-Israeli Clashes


And I ask: were they killed equally?
Were the clashes "equal" in character and in aim?
Or did two Arab terrorist die after attacking innocent Jews in a reaction of Jews in self-defense and one policeman was killed in another terror attack?

The story you know by now:

Two Palestinians and an Israeli police officer were killed in separate episodes. In the West Bank settlement of Kfar Etzion, the police said, the two Palestinians had entered a seminary and stabbed and wounded three students before being shot dead by security guards. In the second case, a Palestinian gunman killed one police officer and seriously wounded another outside the Shuafat refugee camp, near Jerusalem, the police said.

Of course, they weren't. But that was a misleading headline.

I would have simply written Arab Terror Results in Three Dead.

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