And why the US media refrain from calling the Oregon militia ‘terrorists?’

“Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power” James Madison

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Why aren’t we calling the Oregon occupiers ‘terrorists’?

As of Sunday afternoon, The Washington Post called them “occupiers.”

The New York Times opted for “armed activists” and “militia men.”

And the Associated Press put the situation this way: “A family previously involved in a showdown with the federal government has occupied a building at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon and is asking militia members to join them.”

Janell Ross. Jan. 3, 2016. Janet is a reporter for The Fix who writes about race, gender, immigration and inequality.

Not one seemed to lean toward terms such as “insurrection,” “revolt,” anti-government “insurgents” or, as some on social media were calling them, “terrorists.”

When a group of unknown size and unknown firepower has taken over any federal building with plans and possibly some equipment to aid a years-long occupation — and when its representative tells reporters that they…

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