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Donna Edwards' complaints about 'thugs,' 'occupiers,' part of a growing controversy

Donna Edwards' complaints about 'thugs,' 'occupiers,' part of a growing controversy

"Occupiers" vs. "armed lawbreakers." "Protesters" vs. "thugs." "Uprising" vs. "riot." "Workplace violence" vs. "terrorist act."

From the death of Freddie Gray last year in Baltimore to the takeover of a federal building this month in Oregon, the language used in media to describe news events often becomes as controversial as the facts of what happened.

On Monday, U.S. Rep. and Senate candidate Donna Edwards criticized mainstream news media for what she characterized as a willingness to label rioters in...

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