Even putatively conservative news outlets are playing a foolish game, or are being carefully, timidly politically correct.
Here’s a Fox News headline over a piece concerning a terrorist assault in Burkina Faso Saturday:
At least 23 dead after Al Qaeda-linked militants attack upscale Burkina Faso hotel
No. These are not militants. Neither are they insurgents, as others are pleased to term such as these.
These are terrorists. These particular terrorists are Islamic terrorists. Full stop.
Republican Presidential candidates decry, rightly, President Barack Obama’s (D) refusal to name our enemy. So it is similarly wrong for our press to fear to name our enemy.
These are Islamic terrorists. And now they’re attacking an honest Muslim nation.