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What happens when news filler spoils

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I feel like it would be wrong if this blog didn’t comment on the single most disgusting idiotic story of the week, Pastor Terry Jones planned Koran BBQ to mark the 9th anniversary of 9/11. I assure you, I’m not bringing any potato salad in protest!

Now it seems to me that the media, because they couldn’t find a decent “Summer of the Shark” angle to fill the August news-hole, decided to whip up viewership by making the building of an Islamic community center a few blocks from Ground Zero a big controversy. In that excitement, Pastor Jones decided to show the world how ignorant and awful some people can be, and now the State Department and FBI are issuing warnings about possible reprisals against Americans should the Koran burning take place.

But come on! In his profile in The New York Times, Pastor Jones comes off as a clear nutcase who taps the gun in “a holster on the right hip of his jean shorts”. This guy lives in northern Florida, owns a gun and wears jean shorts and we’re surprised he wants to burn Korans? The media sewed a bunch of stupid seeds and now, what do you know, they’ve grown a giant bigoted pumpkin. This whole thing is pathetic but not exactly shocking.

Frankly, this is exactly what happened last year when the media unleashed the monster that was John and Kate Gosselin. I mean seriously, where their Al Qaeda threat when we needed it?


Written by Your Benevolent Editor

September 9, 2010 at 3:55 pm

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