Our recent posts about the Guardian’s appalling use, on at least twoseparate occasions, of the term “political prisoner” to characterize violent Palestinian terrorists who murdered, or attempted to murder, innocent civilians weren’t exercises in rhetorical nitpicking. Rather, our efforts to secure the definition of the term – which reasonable people intuitively understand as ‘those who are imprisoned for their political beliefs’ – represents an attempt to fight back against the manipulation of language, in service of an extreme ideological agenda, by the Guardian and their fellow travelers.
Similarly, Glenn Greenwald’s ongoing war againstthe term terrorism, which most who are not influenced by the far-left understand broadly to refer to ‘premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against non-combatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents’ (or some variation of this), should be understood as a broader battle against common sense and moral sobriety.
Here is a passage from his latest post at ‘Comment…
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