29 January 2007

AP - moral relativism and body count

This is not a good day to squabble about politics or to nitpick. But this headline by AP got up my nose:

Suicide bombing kills 4 in Israel

I thought that another Israeli died since the bombing and looked closer at the text:
A Palestinian suicide bomber attacked a bakery Monday, killing himself and three people, police said. It was the first suicide bombing in Israel in nine months and the first ever to hit Eilat, Israel’s southernmost city.
No, the number of murdered Jews is still three. Of course, technically speaking, there was another dead body. But it is a technicality, with all due care about humanity and life. The youngster sent by his Islamic Jihad operators was dead after the last round of brainwashing and after his parents prayed for the "success" of his homicidal mission.

But in the smelly moral relativism of AP there is no much difference between the murderers and the victims.

And another detail: the stringer that sent this piece in is obviously an Israeli, one Revital Levy-Stein. Shame on you.

Cross-posted on Yourish.com