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Monday, October 30, 2006


Terrorist pleads guilty. News at...5 minutes past never.

On Friday, not far from the White House, a terrorist plead guilty to the possession of a bomb and a gun and to planning to blow up a building with the bomb and murder people with the gun. Did you miss the major prime time announcement from the President and the Attorney General, and the wall-to-wall coverage on the cable talk shows? Yeah, me too. Perhaps that's because this particular terrorist was an anti-abortion terrorist, planning to blow up an abortion clinic and murder the doctors. And this was serious planning, including possession of weapons, not sitting around shooting the breeze "planning" (egged on by an agent provocateur) like the "terrorists" in Miami.

Press coverage of this terrorist? Searching shows that it has been limited to the local media - Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, and the local Washington TV channels. No national coverage at all as far as I can tell. After all, it was just a white man about to kill some people in an abortion clinic, not Black people or Muslims engaged in gedankenterrorism. It wouldn't help instill any of that "war on terror" fear, so it isn't "newsworthy."

(Hat tip to Skippy)

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