This link encapsulates all that I hate about corporate media: “Imam Behind Ground Zero Mosque says ‘He’s Exploring All Options’ on Center”
What’s wrong with people? It’s an Islamic Center near “Ground Zero”, not a mosque on “Ground Zero.” Folks seem not to be able to understand this basic fact — largely due to the deliberately cynical coverage of Faux New (the terror mosque) and the bungled reporting of the New York Times.
PS: The war in Iraq has not ended. Despite two “Mission Accomplished” speeches and frenzied coverage by MSNBC/NBC/GE, troops remain in the country engaging in counter-insurgency operations. Largely the media (besides the AP and the Onion) seems to be incapable of telling folks this basic fact.
At the end of the day, this President will be remembered for consolidating the view of sweeping executive authority first proffered by the Bush Administration, its demobilization and demoralization of liberals, and the continuation of the never-ending wars of the early 21st century. He will not be remembered for being a “Muslim” nor for bungling the issue of the Islamic center — we need to hold his feet to the fire to reverse the gains and claims of the security state as well as tune out the misinformation of corporate media.