Anders Breivik referred to as 'mass killer' instead of 'terrorist'

BBC News - 14 November
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As the court hearing for Anders Breivik begins in Oslo, a clear example can be see of how the media stopped using the label "terrorist" for Breivik shortly after learning that he was a right-wing white male. In a headline on the BBC website for a story about his trial, he is labelled instead as a "mass killer".

While Breivik does fit the general definition of a terrorist (someone who uses terror as a political tool), he does not fit the image of a terrorist that the media understands - which is generally that of a radical Islam extremist.
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Norway mass killer in open court


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