My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

CBC stands by its ban on 'terrorism'

A small article on the National Post today on the CBC and it's ban on the use of the words 'terrorism' and 'terrorist'. CBC is sticking to its guns (no pun intended) and will only allow the use of the words in direct quotes or in comments attributed to others.
"Rather than calling assailants 'terrorists,' wew can refer to them as bombers, hijackers, extremists, attackers or some other appropriate noun," the memo says. "We don't judge specific acts as 'terrorism' or people as 'terrorists.'"
The article quotes Norman Spector, former Canadian Ambassador to Israel as saying, "The decision not to use the word is taking sides. 'Genocide' is a very emotionally laden word as well...but they use it. 'Terrorism' seems to be the only word they don't want to use."