Last week, Aaron took the BBC to task for their skewed branding of “extremists.” Apparently the Brits reserve that label for ultra-orthodox Jews and settlers in West Bank, as opposed to violent radicals such as Abu Qatada. Charles Cook over at NRO — whose piece on the British broadcasting giant’s aversion to label radical Islamists with the “E” word — credited Aaron’s exploration of the BBC’s editorial license.
Well, it appears Aaron and Charles may have helped prompt a change of tune over at the BBC.
This morning, the BBC’s article on Abu Qatada’s release from detention led with the following:
Abu Qatada, accused of being one of the UK’s most dangerous extremist preachers, is to be released from Long Lartin top-security jail later.
Sidebar analysis from the BBC’s Home Affairs correspondent Dominic Casciani was similarly profuse with use of the word:
…if [Abu Qatada] crosses that line, hops on a bus or meets anyone on a long list of other alleged extremists, he will breach his bail.
Sounds like the BBC has learned a valuable lesson, as instructed by our own Aaron Goldstein…
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online