The New York Times today,reporting the shelling of a U.N. school that killed dozens of civilians, offered a typical formulation:
With another day of gory news reports inflaming the Arab world….
What should TV reporting of a civlian massacre look like, exactly? And are other news reports ever held to this standard? Was U.S. media reporting on the aftermath of the September 11 attacks ever referred to as an attempt to “inflame” the U.S. public?