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Skip to comments.AP Orders Staff: ‘Stop Using the Phrase “Ground Zero Mosque”’
Posted on 08/19/2010 3:59:41 PM PDT by Justaham
In an unusual move, the Associated Press has publicly released an advisory memo to its reporters on how to cover of the Ground Zero mosque story - and the first rule is that journalists must immediately stop calling it the "Ground Zero mosque" story. "We should continue to avoid the phrase Ground zero mosque' or mosque at ground zero' on all platforms," reads the advisory, which was issued by the AP's Standards Center.
Instead of the "Ground Zero mosque," AP recommends that reporters use the terms "mosque 2 blocks from WTC site," "Muslim (or Islamic) center near WTC site," "mosque near ground zero," or "mosque near WTC site."
The AP suggests that it might "useful in some stories to note that Muslim prayer services have been held since 2009 in the building that the new project will replace." In addition, the news service offers a "succinct summary of President Obama's position" on the mosque, but doesn't include the positions of any other politicians.
Also included in the advisory is a "Fact Check" to provide "additional background" for reporters.
"A New York imam and his proposed mosque near ground zero are being demonized by political candidates - mostly Republicans - despite the fact that Islam is already very much a part of the World Trade Center neighborhood," reads the first paragraph of the Fact Check. "And that Muslims pray inside the Pentagon, too, less than 80 feet from where terrorists attacked. And that the imam who's being branded an extremist has been valued by both Republican and Democratic administrations as a moderate face of the faith."
One of the "facts" that the AP feels the need to "clarify" is that Ground Zero mosque organizer Feisal Abdul Rauf is a moderate Muslim.
(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...
Can the reporters use the phrase, “Cordoba Victory Mosque”? Or maybe the phrase, “Caliphate of New Cordoba Mosque”?
AP is following, to the letter, marching orders issued by the Ground Zero Mosque’s PR group here: http://tinyurl.com/259o5zr
How about “the Obama Cultural Center”?
He put his weight behind it...
“Victory Mosque” is now the preferred title.
Our media is treating us like idiots again. :(
“Youve tapped into something here, you know.
The Flight 93 Memorial Tower is to be called the Tower of Voices.
Its the whole call to prayer muezzin connection, all summed up.”
Sorry, Pres. Jughead - the building was damaged by the landing gear of one of the 9/11 aircraft.... so, by definition this building is AT GROUND ZERO because it was hit by a part of the aircraft.
Even a Kenyan should be able to figure that one out.
I guess they would prefer the real name. The Cordoba Islamic Triumph Center and Mosque at the Site of the Martyrs for Imam Bin Laden
"The only way America will ever be defeated by death-worshipping theocrats who've crawled out from under a Dark Ages rock is with the help of the mullahs' fifth column - academia, the media, the judiciary, public education, Hollywood and the Democratic Party.
Of the two suicide cults America confronts, liberalism is by far the more lethal."
-- Don Feder, In The War On Terror, Liberals Are More Dangerous Than Muslims -- A 9/11 meditation, September 19, 2006
Exactly. Orwell was just off by ~30 years.
Thanks, mojitojoe. Probably should ping everyone, huh? Especially since Ugly Pelosi is saying the same thing.
> Our freedom of speech, protected by the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights, is one of our most basic constitutional rights. ... <
. . . . Article, then check out this thread, too.
Pelosi Tells America to Shut Up on Ground Zero Mosque
US News and World Report ^ | August 19, 2010 | Chris Battle
I’ll say “ground zero mosque” until the cows come home! Come and get me Nanzi...I dare you.
AP Orders Staff: Stop Using the Phrase Ground Zero Mosque
They are right. It is not a mosque. It’s a madrassa. It would be the Ground Zero madrassa.
How about we stop using the phrase “moderate muslim?”
How about: Sheikh 0bama Mosque?