This is interesting.
It appears that for a while yesterday, the BBC website was actually calling the London terrorists “terrorists” instead of “militants” or “bombers”– their preferred terms for those in Israel and Iraq.
But something changed. Look, for example, at the wording of this Google listing of one BBC article.
Then look at the article it links to.
Again, a Google listing:
And the linked article:
There are other examples.
Obviously someone at Bush House sent down the word to stop using the dreaded t-word. But who? If any readers working at the Beeb can provide answers, please contact me (email address at left). Confidentiality is guaranteed.