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Re: The "T" Word

On Fri, 28 Sep 2001, Bill O'Neill wrote:

> Tony writes:
> As in "alleged terrorism?"  "Alleged loss of human life?"  I possess a
> firm grasp of the technical elements of reporting on a news story.  I

I would say: terrorism and call the persons who did it "alleged
terrorists" or "terrorist suspects."  That way I protect myself from any
wrongful defamation lawsuits.

Correct me if I'm wrong please.  Then again, I've been out of the
newspaper writing thing for over 2 years....

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