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December 3, 2015 12:17 pm

UK Tabloid Amends Reference to Israeli Victims of Munich Massacre as ‘Terrorists’ Following Watchdog Complaint

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The victims of the 1972 Munich Massacre at the hands of Black September Palestinian terrorists. Photo: Wikipedia.

The victims of the 1972 Munich Massacre at the hands of Black September Palestinian terrorists. Photo: Wikipedia.

Moments after being called to task for referring to the Israeli victims of the Munich Massacre as “terrorists,” the UK’s Daily Mirror amended its content, a British watchdog group reported on Wednesday.

UK Media Watch noted that an article in the British tabloid on the upcoming documentary film, “Munich 1972 & Beyond” – in which gruesome new details of the torture of the Jewish athletes competing in the 1972 Olympics in Germany — opened with a description of the victims as “terrorists,” and the Palestinians who murdered them in cold blood as belonging to the “militant group” Black September.

These references appeared twice – once in the sub-headline and again in the second paragraph of the piece.

UK Media Watch responded by exposing the egregious “editing error” — or purposeful statement — on social media and by sending a tweet to its author, Sam Webb. The piece was then corrected, leaving in the reference to the terrorists as “militants,” but calling the Israeli victims simply “athletes.”

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  • Sherlock Holmes

    If you attack Paris you are terrorists, but if you ‘only’ kill Jews you are a ‘militant’! Not much has changed. Judischer Blut ist hefker’!

  • HaroldT

    Typical British anti-Semitism.

  • Carl

    My G-d! The Munich massacre was the very definition of terrorism. How can any human being possibly call 13 perfectly innocent victims “terrorists?” That is sick.

  • Barry Levine

    ‘The UK’s “Daily Mirror” is clearly a despicable journalistic rag worthy of publication in 1930 -1940 Germany.

  • Atilla

    I sincerely hope that the victims in the next terror attack in UKistan are all the typical anti-Semitic filth that infest the country.

  • Robert Davis

    This is one more proof of the lies historical and political INVERSIONS the nazi leftwing and its medias indulge in their göbbels style pr and columns. These medias have no credibility left and more and more people are not buying them any longer.Nowadays the madias are for the dumbest nazi readers.

  • Jonas

    The Brits(islanders) including there royals have always been anti-Semites, perverter s, liars and agitators.
    It wasn’t for there 18 medals in 1972 it was for written above. Allah bless there queen.

  • Isaac Brajtman

    I only hope that the people who write such distorted views and lies (and their families) are in the next wrong place at the next wrong time . Maybe they will then learn to suffer too

  • nelson marans

    Honest mistake. I don’t think so based on the history of anti-Israel and anti-semitism of the British media.

  • UK daily mirror. Der Sturmer. No difference.

  • steven L

    Too many NAZI live in the UK.
    A day may come when the use of the term “antisemite” will be considered Politically Incorrect!!!

  • Hillel

    This is to be expected. Wasn’t the saintly peaceful Mahmoud Abbas one of the planners, financers and organisers of that event?

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