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Wed Nov 25, 2015, 08:08 AM

10. Cable news focuses on things that fit the narrative and help them sell the current war.

They also avoid calling terrorism terrorism when it would not sell a war to the American public. A glaring example -- CNN always called the DC Snipers simply "snipers" who "committed murders." Even now, long after a conviction for terrorism, CNN refers to Malvo as "convicted D.C. area sniper."

http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/03/us/lee-boyd-malvo-fast-facts/

So why not just call a convicted terrorist a terrorist? Likely because it doesn't fit the narrative that "Bush kept us safe (aside from 9/11/01)".

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