See here. Although they also use the word "assassination," they rightly call the death of Benazir Bhutto a "brutal murder."
If it were up to me, I don't know that you'd ever see the word "assassination" in the papers, nor would you hear it on TV news. It slides too easily off the tongue, and lends a perverse "respectability" to those who murder their fellow man.
Be a rebel. Use the proper term when discussing acts like this; "murder." Add descriptive terms like "cold-blooded," "gruesome," and so on to draw a real picture of what went on.
Quiet week ahead for the blog - We're going on a little "assignment" for the next week, so posting will be a little light, most likely. Try to have some fun during this coming week. We ...
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