I get really anxious talking about the Middle East because it's a very sensitive subject.

However, I've been watching CNN (I know, I'm a masochist) and I've noticed some unfortunate tendencies in the coverage of the crisis in Gaza.

The reporters always list the Israeli deaths (which they refer to as casualties) first and the Palestinian deaths (which they refer to as deaths ETA and which outnumber the Israeli casualties by at least three to one) second. To me,"casualty" assigns blame in a way "death" doesn't.

Am I being nitpicky here? I honestly don't know any more.