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L.A. Times Bans 'Resistance Fighters' in Iraq News

The Los Angeles Times has ordered its reporters to stop describing anti-American forces in Iraq as “resistance fighters,” saying the term romanticizes them and evokes World War II-era heroism. The ban was issued by Melissa McCoy, a Times assistant managing editor, who told the staff in an e-mail circulated on Monday night that the phrase conveyed unintended meaning and asked them to instead use the terms “insurgents” or “guerrillas.” McCoy told Reuters in an interview on Wednesday that the memo followed a discussion among top editors at the paper and was not sparked by reader complaints. The memo first surfaced on the Web site L.A. Observed. Full Story

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