The Slippery Slope

So, on Monday morning the news was ‘Peace activists arrested.’

By Monday lunchtime it was ‘Terror suspects arrested.’

Monday night: ‘Suspected terrorists arrested on firearm charges.’

Today the phrasing is ‘Suspects arrested on terror-related charges.’

Terror-related charges?

There is nothing funny to say.


About Matthew Dentith

Author of "The Philosophy of Conspiracy Theories" (Palgrave Macmillan), Matthew Dentith wrote his PhD on epistemic issues surrounding belief in conspiracy theories. He is a frequent media commentator on the weird and the wonderful, both locally and internationally. On occasion he can be caught dreaming about wax lions but, mostly, it is rumoured he works for elements of the New World Order.