"Creeping Fundamentalism" Watch
From a Reuters story titled: "Survey Finds Church-Going Americans Less Tolerant."
Church-going Americans have grown increasingly intolerant in the past four years of politicians making compromises on such hot issues as abortion and gay rights, according to a survey released on Saturday.
At the same time, those polled said they were growing bolder about pushing their beliefs on others -- even at the risk of offending someone.
Opinion Journal notes that Reuters won't use the word "terrorist" -- opting instead for "value-free" words like "gunman" or "bomber" -- because they want to avoid "emotional language designed to label."
Opinion Journal points out that the Washington Times version of the same story from Reuters was altered slightly:
Churchgoing Americans grew less patient in the past four years with politicians making compromises on such issues as abortion and homosexual rights, according to a survey released yesterday.
At the same time, those polled said they were growing bolder about sharing their beliefs with others--even at the risk of offending someone.
So, which version has "emotional language designed to label"?