Count the euphemisms! George Carlin himself — who traced the progress of simple terms to long-winded, polysyllabic, politically correct substitutes — would be impressed by that headline, from this story.
“Restive,” of course, is an old favorite here at Jihad Watch, though it usually crops up in stories about Thailand or Mindanao.
“Youths”: And suburban youths, to boot. No demographic information can be included, so we’re left to assume the Wii turned into a “non,” (mais non!), and there was nothing left to do for the weekend.
Coverage like this is symptomatic of the media’s hands-off approach to the most pressing issues facing Europe for the foreseeable future. On the brighter side, sometimes it’s ripe for parody.