Wednesday, September 30, 2015

CBC's Vocabulary in Israel's Service

On September 30 had this headline:

The word "renounce" has negative connotations of "abandoning, refusing to obey, quitting, etc...". This is intentionally misleading. A more appropriate word would have been "denounce".

In fact Abbas has not yet renounced the agreement; he is only threatening to do so, mainly because Israel has failed miserably to follow the agreement. Abbas denounced Israel's failures and threatened to abandon the agreement.

Another example of a CBC headline that is misleading in favour of protecting Israel and making the true victims, the Palestinians, look like the bad guys.

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