My near daily reading of Al Ghad’s coverage of regional news over the last few months has prompted me to believe that the paper might have changed its editorial policy after its March “faux pas,” which caused a national scandal and marred Jordanian-Iraqi relations. The headline on this morning’s cover story read: Explosive-laden car explodes, fierce fighting between American forces and rebels.

Correct me if I’m wrong but didn’t al-Ghad previously refer to American forces as “American occupying forces” and to insurgents as “resistance fighters” or Muqawmeen in Arabic instead of rebels? What I deduce from this is the following: the new editorial management of Al Ghad is following a less sensational line and adopting, in my humble opinion, a more objective approach.