How our media is reporting French terror

Just so you know, there were just gunmen and hostages.  Apparently


Hostages.  A siege.


Brothers that are gunmen, and an attack.


Brothers.   Not even a siege, or gunmen.


Hostages only, for Radio New Zealand

And beacon in the NZ media honesty darkness


Well done Stuff for calling it what it is.


How about overseas?


CNN is happy to call it terrorism, but they cast a lonely shadow.



BBC talks hostages and gunman.  No terrorism.


To Associated press it’s a hostage crisis.


And to Reuters it is a hostage siege.


In the mean time the French president has made a statement

Hollande: France mourns four killed

Hollande confirms that four people were killed in the siege in the Vincennes supermarket. It is unclear if this number includes the hostage-taker.

“I want to salute the police and and all those who participated in the operations. I want to tell them we are proud of you,” Hollande adds, saying they they saved the hostages and “neutralized” the terrorists.

Along with the prime minister, Hollande says “we have reinforced protection of our public spaces, to guarantee that we can live quietly, in peace, so that at no moment we will be subject to risk and threats. But we must remain vigilant.”

“Unity is our best arm.”

Calls the attack on Vincennes a terrifying ‘anti-semitic attack”.

Hollande adds: numerous state chiefs around the world have expressed their solidarity with us. They will be here on Sunday. I will be with them. I call on all the French to get up together this Sunday to carry the value of democracy, liberty and pluralism.

If the French president calls them terrorist, why is the media at large avoiding the T word?

What is going on with our mass media, in general?



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