Saturday, May 6, 2006

The Times Respects Terrorists

This Was Brought To My Attention By Reader John K

Here's a piece from the NY Times. It talks about the recent tape the United States military released showing scumfuck Abu Musab al-Zarqawi fumbling with machine gun. It doesn't bother me that some think showing this was a bad idea, I happen to disagree, what gets me about this article is how the Times refers to Zarqawi throughout the piece. Mr. Zarqawi this and Mr. Zarqawi that. From Webster's dictionary.
used in direct address as a conventional title of respect before a man's title of office
The Times has done this before with Saddam.
How in the hell... Jihad. Why won't this damn thing... Jihad. LALALALALALA

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Anonymous said...

You do realise that the Times does that with everyone? Even Bush, prior to being president - even though they apparently hate him.

And I'll take the definition from wordnet here:

Mister n.
a form of address for a man. [syn: Mr]

While I do find it amusing that you are harping on the fact that they're using the male title for a male, you're kind of stretching. Selectively using definitions to lend meanings to an ultimately derogatory article, which basically is indicative of Zarqawi's incompetance, is kind of counterintuitive.