Homicide bomber vs. suicide bomber
According to the White House and Fox News Channel, he's a homicide bomber. CNN, MSNBC and the Big Three networks and the Associated Press say he's a suicide bomber.
"Our feeling was, if you set off a bomb and kill yourself, you're a suicide bomber," says Fox News producer Dennis Murray. "But if you kill others, you're a murderer. You committed a homicidal act, and 'homicide bomber' is a very good description of what you are."
CNN spokeswoman Christa Robinson says that the term 'homicide bomber' reflects only that "you have killed other people -- like putting a bomb in a trash can which kills people -- but it doesn't reflect that you also killed yourself. We feel that 'suicide bomber' is much more descriptive and accurate."
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