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Three dead among nine shot in attack in Tel Aviv

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by old_tony, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

  2. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Cyclists need to follow the rules of the road.
    Mr. Sunshine likes this.
  3. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    Goddam pesticides
  4. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    They were probably drunk. They had it coming.
  5. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Committed by "terrorists" according to CNN.

    (Hopefully @Baron Scicluna will come along and explain to me why the quotes were proper.)

  6. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure about Israeli libel law, but in the U.S., if you're a news organization, you really can't label someone a "terrorist" unless they're either convicted, or you're quoting someone saying it (which is why quotation marks are needed). Otherwise, you risk being sued for libel if the person arrested ends up being found not guilty. In the CNN story, US spokesman Mark Toner called it a "terrorist attack,", so the use of quotes to refer to the two people as "terrorists" is proper.
  7. X-Hack

    X-Hack Active Member

    How about saying suspected terrorists then? Putting "terrorists" in quotes makes it look snarky and minimizing. Epecially with the reprehensible headline writing in other similar attacks in Israel that intimate that the attackers are the victims.

    Also - all those people on FB who changed their profile pics to Belgian flags - where are they now? Thought so...
  8. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Did Mark Toner convict them?
  9. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    That must be it.
  10. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    These two were caught alive, which is counter to the typical modern terrorist MO. So maybe this is a freelance operation or even just a couple of nut job wannabes.
  11. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    in a way, he is. He is speaking as part of his official duties, so, if they're found not guilty in court if they want to sue him for libel, they'll have a difficult time in winning. That's if they were so inclined.
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