Covering the aftermath of a terrorist attack on a Tel Aviv bus that has wounded dozens of people, CTV initially called terror by its rightful name in referring to it as a “terror attack” and in attribution as an “act of terror”.
But within minutes, CTV News disgracefully backtracked describing the attack as a “public transit bus bombing.”
See the before and after screengrabs that we secured immediately below:
CTV also purged this CanadaAM video from the queue of its videos appended to this article.
According to article 2(a) of the International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings (1997), one commits the crime of a terrorist bombing when one “unlawfully and intentionally delivers, places, discharges or detonates an explosive or other lethal device in, into or against … a place of public use … [or] a public transportation system … with the intent to cause death or serious bodily injury.”
Not only is this a terrorist attack, the fact that it is a terrorist attack is clearly recognized under international law. That CTV appears to have tried to cover its tracks by backtracking on its appropriating the lexicon of terror is appalling.
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