“Insurgents” vs Insurgents

Over 100 insurgents killed in Afghan battle -U.S.

KABUL, Aug 29 (Reuters) – More than 100 suspected insurgents were killed in a battle with U.S.-led troops in southern Afghanistan, the U.S. military said Wednesday.

When i went to journalism school, objectivity was taught. This headline could have stated “suspected insurgents”, but the quote around insurgents in the headline is too much like the headline use of quotation marks to question the veracity of the use of a word or phrase.

Dennis B.

I agree. There was no reason for the quote marks, and they were dropped in the next update of this story: GBU Editor

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