According to the local press, the Lockerbie bomber is "suffering" from cancer, but Ted Kennedy is "battling" cancer
Editors choose these words very carefully. They are trying to make us feel sorry for the bomber who in their eyes is a "victim." They still want us to think that Kennedy has power and so use war language to describe Kennedy's affliction.
One man is a convicted mass murderer and the other is a manslaughterer who has never been brought to justice.