Monday, July 12, 2004


A graphic accompanying a news item on a local news program this evening caught my eye. The story was about - what else - terrorism and the New York Lieutenant Governor being in Rochester to talk about a "tough new anti-terrorism law." Unfortunately the graphic wasn't reproduced on their web site with the story.

It consisted of the word "TERRORISM" in large, capital type in front of a pair of eyes set in an ominously dark face peeking out from amongst the white folds of what could only be a vaguely "Arab" headdress.

I'm not sure what to say about the easy assumption that such a graphic should include such a person. But I think it says something very sad about where our newly begun endless War on Terror. Readers?

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