Tough Talk

Our TV news reporters speak in the language of war - whether they're talking about rocket attacks from Gaza or supermarket prices.

The time has come to put things in proportion. On Wednesday, all the news desks reported incessantly about 80 rockets and mortar shells that were fired on southern Israeli communities adjacent to the Gaza Strip. Channel 2 news talked of "an operation" and "massive blows," and the channel's military correspondent Roni Daniel offered "a tense night that could go either way." There...