Sunday, July 29, 2007

Repute - How Ill Will haaretz Go?

This one's sneaky.

Haaretz will do everything to get Israel out of the disputed territories. Even maligning the army and misinterpreting events.

Like this:-

Golani Battalion 51 gained repute in recent years due to its operations in the Jenin refugee camp during Operation Defensive Shield in April 2002, and in Bint Jbail in southern Lebanon last July.


Repute usually rolls off a person's tongue as "ill-repute". Otherwise, it would be reutation. The two operations the article refers to were ones of bravery and courage under fire with losses of troops. So why use "repute"?

1 comment:

Soccer Dad said...

And of course this becomes big news at the NYT. Meanwhile the revelation that Western educated Salaam Fayyad considers terrorism acceptable is ignored.