Thursday, August 19, 2010

The AP Flacks For The Ground Zero Mosque
Originally, the press, the Fourth Estate was said to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.Nowadays, when it comes to the dinosaur media, they mostly do exactly the eLe3ftist agenda, you understand.

You can always depend on the Associated Press to provide good examples of this in action.

Here's a nifty little memo from Associated Press Deputy Managing Editor for Standards and Production Tom Kent to the troops on how to properly cover the Ground Zero Mosque:


Here is some guidance on covering the NYC mosque story, with assists from Chad Roedemeier in the NYC bureau and Terry Hunt in Washington:

1. We should continue to avoid the phrase "ground zero mosque" or "mosque at ground zero" on all platforms. (We’ve very rarely used this wording, except in slugs, though we sometimes see other news sources using the term.) The site of the proposed Islamic center and mosque is not at ground zero, but two blocks away in a busy commercial area. We should continue to say it’s “near” ground zero, or two blocks away.


In short headlines, some ways to refer to the project include:

_ mosque 2 blocks from WTC site
_ Muslim (or Islamic) center near WTC site
_ mosque near ground zero
_ mosque near WTC site

We can refer to the project as a mosque, or as a proposed Islamic center that includes a mosque.

It may be useful in some stories to note that Muslim prayer services have been held since 2009 in the building that the new project will replace. The proposal is to create a new, larger Islamic community center that would include a mosque, a swimming pool, gym, auditorium and other facilities.

2. Here is a succinct summary of President Obama’s position:

Obama has said he believes Muslims have the right to build an Islamic center in New York as a matter of religious freedom, though he's also said he won't take a position on whether they should actually build it.

For additional background, you’ll find below a Fact Check on the project that moved yesterday.


Oh, by the way, a little fact checking from me...the building in question, the Burlington Coat Factory is only 600 feet away from Ground Zero, and it was in fact party destroyed by the flying landing gear of one of the 9/11 hijacked planes, so yes, it is part of Ground Zero. That's exactly why the people behind the Ground Zero Mosque want to build there so very badly, and to put up a mosque that will tower above the proposed Ground Zero Monument.

And notice the cute lil' walk back on Obama's statements, he has no position on the mosque all of a sudden !

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think we should also call the strip clubs nearby, the Ground Zero Strip Clubs. Also with the betting parlor.