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Fox News says it will not cover burning of Quran
Baltimore Sun ^

Posted on 09/09/2010 12:48:50 PM PDT by Blue Turtle

In a bold move that is likely to be much discussed in coming days, Fox News said today that it will not cover the burning of the Quran on Saturday if Pastor Terry Jones follows through on his plan to burn copies of Islam's sacred book.

The proposed book burning by the Florida minister and his congregation has become a topic of heated conversation and coverage with everyone from President Barack Obama to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and two generals weighing in.

(Excerpt) Read more at weblogs.baltimoresun.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2surrender2islam; 4thecommongood; bowtoislam; burnbabyburn; jihadinamerica; koran; terryjones
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1 posted on 09/09/2010 12:48:51 PM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: Blue Turtle

Pansies.


2 posted on 09/09/2010 12:49:42 PM PDT by ronnyquest (There's a communist living in the White House! Now, what are you going to do about it?)
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To: Blue Turtle

Good for Fox News.


3 posted on 09/09/2010 12:50:05 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Blue Turtle

I am not proud of what is going on today, we look like a bunch of pussies of here in America. Waa Waa. Dont do it, please, theyll hurt us. grrrr.


4 posted on 09/09/2010 12:51:43 PM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: Blue Turtle

Wimps, the AP says they won’t cover it either, but, they forget that people have cellphone cameras and can upload pics to youtube where millions and millions of people will see them.


5 posted on 09/09/2010 12:51:56 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: Blue Turtle

Good. Nobody should be giving this nutjob any coverage.


6 posted on 09/09/2010 12:52:04 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Blue Turtle
I think burning the Koran is improper and will only inflame Muslims overseas (and our soldiers will be their targets). Yet burning the Koran is news. How can Fox not cover it?

No matter, CNN will broadcast it. MSNBC will loops it, and innocents abroad will suffer the consequences.

7 posted on 09/09/2010 12:52:10 PM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Blue Turtle
If it was a widespread national movement it would be newsworthy.

But giving one or two pastors an international platform for book-burning? Ridiculous.

Good for FOX news.

8 posted on 09/09/2010 12:52:27 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: Blue Turtle

Mustn’t offend the effdendis. Muslims burning Bibles, American flags or Americans is apparently OK..


9 posted on 09/09/2010 12:52:37 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: GoCards

well said.


10 posted on 09/09/2010 12:52:42 PM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: Blue Turtle

No need for the media to cover a 50-member church. It’s just some folks getting together to immolate some of their own property and make a statement. It’s the Muslim supporters who want to make a big thing out of it for their own purposes.


11 posted on 09/09/2010 12:53:03 PM PDT by Genoa (Titus 2:13)
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To: Blue Turtle

Bet they will cover the headchoppers murdering, burning flags and bodies, and protesting.


12 posted on 09/09/2010 12:53:20 PM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: theDentist

Perhaps they’re worried about their soldiers overseas as well.


13 posted on 09/09/2010 12:53:24 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Blue Turtle

doesn’t matter if the preacher burns the koran or not

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2586177/posts


14 posted on 09/09/2010 12:53:46 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: Blue Turtle

Die at the guillotine with a smile on your face, dhimmis.


15 posted on 09/09/2010 12:54:14 PM PDT by Sir Gawain
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To: Blue Turtle

hey it’s not news really, the thing is being blown WAY out of proportion


16 posted on 09/09/2010 12:54:39 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys)
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To: Blue Turtle

Good for Fox.

The best way to deal with a teapot tempest is to add sugar and drink up.


17 posted on 09/09/2010 12:54:44 PM PDT by Julia H. (This tagline for rent--Only $999.99/month!)
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To: 9YearLurker

Yup. a good call on Fox part.


18 posted on 09/09/2010 12:55:11 PM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Blue Turtle
If the pastor was wise, he would hold a presser to say “I don't plan to burn any Korans because my point has already been made. All I had to to do was mention it, and the entire Muslim world went into an uproar, and our own government showed their true colors. This clearly illustrates the difference between Christianity and Islam and how the world treats each one.”
19 posted on 09/09/2010 12:55:23 PM PDT by CobraJet
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To: theDentist
How can Fox not cover it?

They have been covering the story. I don't think it's a big enough story where we need live coverage and 24X7 commentary on it.

20 posted on 09/09/2010 12:55:25 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: theDentist
Yet burning the Koran is news

One or two individuals burning a Koran deserves national/international coverage?

Don't think so. This is far from a widespread sentiment. Why pretend it should be a top story?

21 posted on 09/09/2010 12:55:32 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: Blue Turtle

The “Unafraid” network now says its not newsworthy??

The Vatican, INTERPOL, President, Pentagon and a million others have announced their thoughts on it but its now not even news???

They’ll probably cover some event at the Playboy mansion instead.


22 posted on 09/09/2010 12:55:35 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: Blue Turtle

Do they promise not to cover Flag burning and Bible burning as well?


23 posted on 09/09/2010 12:56:07 PM PDT by BaylorDad (Tea time!)
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To: Blue Turtle

I just realized I have been to that Church. Bought some furniture from them a few years ago.


24 posted on 09/09/2010 12:56:07 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: GoCards

If the press had not made such a big thing about this one little guy burning a koran, no one whould know about it.

This is just ANOTHER incident of a media driven story.


25 posted on 09/09/2010 12:56:57 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: Blue Turtle

Fox News/News Corp’s biggest shareholder is the King of Saudi Arabia’s nephew.

ALL 6 TV networks have SSaudi or Islamic shareholders or joint venture partners.


26 posted on 09/09/2010 12:57:20 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: cripplecreek

Okay...then why does every flag burning get coverage? How come every time they walk on our flag they get coverage? Every Imam gets coverage when they chant “death to america” and more.

I say cover it. Were stronger than those idiots who hate us and we are better than they are and it needs to be shown that this idiot in Florida no more hurts them than their flag burning hurts us. What DOES hurt us is their war against us that has been raging since our founding. Islam knows no way to be a peace with its enemies.


27 posted on 09/09/2010 12:57:39 PM PDT by ICE-FLYER (God bless and keep the United States of America)
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To: Blue Turtle
Good for Fox. Would have been great if Petraeas and -24bama had not entered the fray as well. The pastor is perhaps a nut, but its not about koran(s), its about the constitution. And it would be an awful act of appeasement to back down now, unless he has a very good reason (that does not involve being scared of what some islamocrazies, the FBI/Holder, or -24bama are doing or threatening).

Another thought though... is -24bam escalating this whole thing by talking about it his attempt at an October surprise?

28 posted on 09/09/2010 12:58:49 PM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the world safe for Marxism)
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To: Blue Turtle

This ridiculous group wants the news coverage....all cultural Marxism wants to divide and create hatred and division. By ignoring this “non” event, which should have happened when they “announced” this, it would have died with a very few people even knowing about it.

Of course, the Marxists in control of our government is blasting this all over the news for a reason—to create a “victim” so they get the ground zero mosque or whatever.

Where was their outrage at the burning of bibles or their outrage for the crucifix in urine subsidized by ignorant taxpayers, etc. Of course, in the Alice in Wonderland world, we protect the “religion of no tolerance” and destroy the religions that promote true peace.

All just falling in line with Marxist/Muslim bambi’s agenda....


29 posted on 09/09/2010 12:59:21 PM PDT by savagesusie
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To: ICE-FLYER
Okay...then why does every flag burning get coverage?

Not my problem what childish punks and their friends in the media do.
30 posted on 09/09/2010 12:59:52 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Blue Turtle

Can one of you wonderful Freepers tell me at what time this will take place?

Thank you.


31 posted on 09/09/2010 12:59:55 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: CobraJet

Excellent post.

This whole thing has been quite illuminating on many, many levels.


32 posted on 09/09/2010 1:00:23 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (People I know have papers for their mongrels.)
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To: Frantzie
The Saudi Prince is their fourth largest shareholder, not their largest.

But don't let the truth get in the way of your jihad against TV news! ;)

33 posted on 09/09/2010 1:00:30 PM PDT by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: Siena Dreaming

They cover Lindsey Lohan and Tiger Woods..


34 posted on 09/09/2010 1:02:13 PM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA, Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: Blue Turtle

Good. The guy’s an idiot trying to get attention for his so-called church.


35 posted on 09/09/2010 1:02:20 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: BaylorDad
Do they promise not to cover Flag burning and Bible burning as well?

No reputable media source would!

36 posted on 09/09/2010 1:02:43 PM PDT by Dem Guard
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To: Blue Turtle

Good show.

That sends a message to all the Muslims of the world.

The Americans are as easily intimidated as the western Europeans.

PANSIES.

They are doing exactly what the mainstream media does to Tea Party rallies.


37 posted on 09/09/2010 1:03:07 PM PDT by ZULU (No nation which tried to tolerate Islam escaped Islamization)
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To: Blue Turtle

So will Fox pull Family Guy too?


38 posted on 09/09/2010 1:04:35 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: Blue Turtle

Good for them.


39 posted on 09/09/2010 1:04:59 PM PDT by stuartcr (Nancy Pelosi-Super MILF.................................Moron I'd Like to Forget)
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To: Frantzie
Fox News/News Corp’s biggest shareholder is the King of Saudi Arabia’s nephew.

Really, the biggest? Does his 7% make him the biggest shareholder, I think you are stretching the truth.

40 posted on 09/09/2010 1:05:01 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: Blue Turtle

This story is being driven by the Leftist media and the Jihadists. They both need a cause celebre. The Leftist media will characterize the pastor as being representative of conservative Christians, Tea Party people. The Jihad crowd has another reason to burn American flags or bomb the US.


41 posted on 09/09/2010 1:05:07 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: CobraJet

Well said.


42 posted on 09/09/2010 1:05:13 PM PDT by FourPeas (Pester not the geek, for the electrons are his friends.)
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To: Blue Turtle

Cowards


43 posted on 09/09/2010 1:05:38 PM PDT by fml
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To: GoCards

Do you honestly think is a very honorable thing, to burn that book?


44 posted on 09/09/2010 1:05:51 PM PDT by stuartcr (Nancy Pelosi-Super MILF.................................Moron I'd Like to Forget)
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To: Blue Turtle

I think I will burn a Koran tonight.

Does anybody want to interview me?


45 posted on 09/09/2010 1:06:16 PM PDT by FoxPro (Out side of a dog, books are mans best friend. Inside of a dog, it is to dark to read.)
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To: Blue Turtle

Fox’s Saudi masters have spoken.


46 posted on 09/09/2010 1:06:17 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Blue Turtle
Their chance to ‘not cover it’ was last week. Now the Pandora’s box is open. To act as if they are above this is disingenuous.
47 posted on 09/09/2010 1:06:38 PM PDT by Never on my watch (Why does the Left think Muslims are going to behave as Christians?)
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To: CobraJet

Now that’s smart


48 posted on 09/09/2010 1:06:55 PM PDT by varina davis (Life is not a dress rehearsal)
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To: rockabyebaby

Unless they don’t want to. Not the same as having it in the news along with other stuff that you would watch. Good call for the both of them.


49 posted on 09/09/2010 1:07:02 PM PDT by stuartcr (Nancy Pelosi-Super MILF.................................Moron I'd Like to Forget)
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To: Blue Turtle

I wonder if it would be PC to post a cartoon of muhammed roasting a pig over a burning koran?


50 posted on 09/09/2010 1:07:47 PM PDT by Bob Buchholz
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