My morning paper reported the horrific murder of two people by stoning in the city of Mosul in Iraq. Later in the same day in the same city three young men were killed by beheading. The purported reasons are not relevant to this discussion.
As I read the news article, I thought, how many casual news readers would understand that these killings were carried out by a murderous gang of criminal misfits rather than the valid representatives of a government or at least an organization that held the support of citizens?
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