I'm used to biased media...I mean, really. How can you read or watch the news and NOT see the bias, one way or another? But today, I've been bombarded with images and stories of the plight of Israeli settlers getting forcibly removed from their homes in Gaza by the Israeli Defense Forces.
What I would like to comment on is the media characterization of this event.
When one is forcibly removed from one's home - at gun point - with NO choice, no negotiation, not even a chance to collect all of your belongings, that is NOT an "evacuation!" It's an eviction. It's a disposession, displacement, expulsion, or even a good ol' heave-ho, but it is NOT an "evacuation." I heard it called this on NPR, I saw it in the headline on the front page of today's Indy Star, I've seen it several places on the web...It's a disgrace.
Use your thesaurus, people. I bet you can't find one that equates an eviction to an evacuation...If you do, throw it out.