censoring the term entirely in favor of an alternative that is more, shall we say, acceptable to the agency. Like "militancy", for example. Thus does Reuters exercise its own value judgment in its role as apologist for Arab attacks directed at Jews. Or as Reuters global news editor Stephen Jukes once notoriously wrote (scroll down):We may refer without attribution to terrorism and counter-terrorism in general but do not refer to specific events as terrorism.
Except of course, when someone is characterizing Israel as such:We all know that one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter and that Reuters upholds the principle that we do not use the word terrorist.
Apparently, no scare quotes or substitution required when the finger is pointed at the Jews (and Reuters agrees).Muslim Turkey, one of Israel's closest allies in the Middle East, said the blockade is "inhuman" and that Israel's interception of the convoy was state terrorism.