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August 6, 2003

Yesterday I name-checked James Taranto.

Daniel Radosh

Yesterday I name-checked James Taranto. He's one of the few right wing bloggers worth reading, as this about-time-someone-said-it post demonstrates:

'Apparent Homicide Attack'
"Thirteen people were killed and nearly 150 wounded after an apparent homicide attack on a Marriott hotel in downtown Jakarta," Fox News reports. Two Americans were among those wounded.

What exactly does Fox mean by "an apparent homicide attack"? If 13 people were killed, isn't it pretty clear that it was a "homicide" attack? Isn't it time Fox dispensed with this silliness of using homicide as a dysphemism for suicide?

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