ABC whitewashes Bali terrorist
When ABC News Online published a story by Indonesia correspondent Geoff Thompson, about the trial of one of the Bali terrorist ring, how do you think he was described?Terrorist, right?
The person identified in the very same story as a supplier of munitions and recruiter of suicide bombers for the gang behind the two Bali bombings and the attack on the Australian Embassy in Jakarta, is described as a militant.
We don’t necessarily blame Thompson for this. Despite the confusion of his bosses when it comes to describing terrorists, Thompson is not afraid to call a spade a spade. We suspect some pc headline writer at ABC News Online.