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Big Edit at the New York Times
by Stephen Green
Before turning off the light and going to sleep last night, I sent myself a bookmark from the NYT writeup of that fatal shooting in Texas. What I should have done was screencapped it instead.
Last night, Liam Stack's story described Pamela Gellar and her American Freedom Defense Initiative as being "anti-Islamist." This morning, they're both "anti-Islam." That's some big difference. "Islamist" refers to the radicals, the terrorists. "Islam" is the entire religion.
Last night, Stack's story ended with a quote from Gellar about the security risks she faced, in what read to me like an attempt to make her sound paranoid — even though two gunmen had just shot up her event and a security guard. That graf has now been replaced with this instead:
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