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Attila the Pun
Thursday, May 13, 2004
 
Paper 'spins' murder

How did the Age headline the murder of Nick Berg? US rocked by 'execution'. Why the quotation marks? Nobody is quoted in the body of the article calling it an 'execution'.

Of course, this is better than the BBC, who stated that the murderers held what 'appeared to be a head' up to the camera.

The Age article is just one of many that provides precisely the spin that the butchers were after - that this was in response to the mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners by the US. Tell me - what was the almost identical murder of Daniel Pearl in response to? Being American (like Berg), or maybe being Jewish? (also like Berg)

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