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AP Orders Staff: ‘Stop Using the Phrase “Ground Zero Mosque”’
Newsbusters.org ^ | 8-19-10 | Alana Goodman

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 ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 911; 911mosque; ap; democrats; dhimmicrats; enemedia; fail; feisalabdulrauf; feisalrauf; groundzeromosque; islam; liberalmedia; liberals; mediabias; obamedia; park51; pravdamedia; rauf

1 posted on 08/19/2010 3:59:42 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

Can the reporters use the phrase, “Cordoba Victory Mosque”? Or maybe the phrase, “Caliphate of New Cordoba Mosque”?


2 posted on 08/19/2010 4:01:01 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama makes me miss Jimmah Cahtah!)
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To: Justaham

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2573861/posts


3 posted on 08/19/2010 4:02:07 PM PDT by Perdogg (Nancy Pelosi did more damage to America on 03/21 than Al Qaeda did on 09/11)
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To: Justaham

AP is following, to the letter, marching orders issued by the Ground Zero Mosque’s PR group here: http://tinyurl.com/259o5zr


4 posted on 08/19/2010 4:03:48 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

How about “the Obama Cultural Center”?

He put his weight behind it...


5 posted on 08/19/2010 4:05:18 PM PDT by himno hero
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To: Justaham

1984


6 posted on 08/19/2010 4:05:22 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Justaham

“Victory Mosque” is now the preferred title.

Our media is treating us like idiots again. :(


7 posted on 08/19/2010 4:06:33 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Justaham; VRWCmember

Ping.

“You’ve tapped into something here, you know.

The Flight 93 Memorial ‘Tower’ is to be called the ‘Tower of Voices.’

It’s the whole ‘call to prayer’ muezzin connection, all summed up.”


8 posted on 08/19/2010 4:08:19 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: Justaham
How bout calling the AP another name. Say...

SH!T

9 posted on 08/19/2010 4:10:41 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Justaham; mojitojoe; American Dream 246

Look here!


10 posted on 08/19/2010 4:11:50 PM PDT by LucyT (~We lived in the best place, in the best of times, in all of human history. .- LucyT)
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To: Justaham

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.


11 posted on 08/19/2010 4:12:31 PM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: Justaham

GROUND ZERO MOSQUE!


12 posted on 08/19/2010 4:15:45 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (''I don't regret setting bombs,I feel we didn't do enough.'' ->Bill Ayers,Hussein's mentor,9/11/01)
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To: Gay State Conservative

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


13 posted on 08/19/2010 4:25:21 PM PDT by KC Burke
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To: Justaham

"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



14 posted on 08/19/2010 4:27:48 PM PDT by EdReform (Stop Obamacare - Join the Obamacare Class Action Suit: www.obamacareclassaction.com)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Exactly. Orwell was just off by ~30 years.


15 posted on 08/19/2010 4:31:06 PM PDT by alecqss
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To: LucyT

UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


16 posted on 08/19/2010 5:08:01 PM PDT by mojitojoe ("The Arabic call to prayer is one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset." punk in chief)
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To: mojitojoe; Fred Nerks; null and void; stockpirate; george76; PhilDragoo; Candor7; rxsid; ...

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

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2573850/posts


17 posted on 08/19/2010 5:21:59 PM PDT by LucyT (~We lived in the best place, in the best of times, in all of human history. .- LucyT)
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To: LucyT

I’ll say “ground zero mosque” until the cows come home! Come and get me Nanzi...I dare you.


18 posted on 08/19/2010 5:29:10 PM PDT by azishot (I can see November from my house!)
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To: LucyT

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?”


19 posted on 08/19/2010 5:33:11 PM PDT by MestaMachine (De inimico non loquaris sed cogites- Don't wish ill for your enemy; plan it)
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To: LucyT

How about: Sheikh 0bama Mosque?


20 posted on 08/19/2010 5:36:28 PM PDT by melancholy (It ain't Camelot, it's Scam-a-lot!)
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To: mojitojoe

The AP just despensed 0b0z0’s Fatwa!


21 posted on 08/19/2010 5:49:16 PM PDT by melancholy (It ain't Camelot, it's Scam-a-lot!)
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To: Justaham

Its not ground zero and oral sex isn’t sex. Got it.


22 posted on 08/19/2010 5:49:51 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: melancholy

I think ‘Obama’s Mosque’ sort of sums it up.


23 posted on 08/19/2010 5:56:46 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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To: LucyT

Use the term that Rush uses “Hamasque.”


24 posted on 08/19/2010 6:04:51 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Take back our country on November 2, 2010.)
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To: Justaham
Is the phrase "the mosque not at ground zero" acceptable?
25 posted on 08/19/2010 6:05:56 PM PDT by Publius6961 ("In 1964 the War on Poverty Began --- Poverty won.")
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To: Justaham

The Fourth Estate is a Fifth Column.


26 posted on 08/19/2010 6:21:42 PM PDT by Lawgvr1955 (You can never have too much cowbell !!)
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