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The Times Finally Puts Right Label on Communist Khmer Rouge

Times Watch recently criticized the paper for scrubbing a reference to the Communist nature of the genocidal Khmer Rouge. Today, the word "Communist" is prominent.

Good for the Times: In Thursday's edition, Seth Mydans reported from Cambodia on how many of the young are ignorant of the atrocities committed by the Communist Khmer Rouge.


Times Watch recently criticized the Times for scrubbing away a reference to the Communist nature of the genocidal Khmer Rouge from an earlier Mydans report, about a Khmer Rouge killer on trial. But today the description in "Young Cambodians Are Oblivious of Khmer Rouge Horrors" is put up front and center:


TRAPAENG SVA,Cambodia- Sum Touch has stopped trying to tell her grandchildren about the killings, starvation and terror she lived through when a CommunistKhmer Rougeregime ravaged Cambodia 30 years ago.