Sunday, May 19, 2002

Active vs. Passive Voice

Judean Voice observes: "When reading the newspaper, take a second to notice how the death of Israelis is always described in the passive and the death of Arabs, in the active. That is, a Jewish youngster shot dead by Arabs while sitting at home is: Israeli youth killed as Palestinians infiltrate settlement, but an Arab youth killed while threatening Jewish lives is "Israeli soldiers shoot dead Palestinian boy"."