A new poll released by the New York Times Friday is sure to rock the liberal media's world: "Two-thirds of New York City residents want a planned Muslim community center and mosque to be relocated to a less controversial site farther away from ground zero in Lower Manhattan."
Another finding likely to particularly upset the shills at MSNBC:
One-fifth of New Yorkers acknowledged animosity toward Muslims. Thirty-three percent said that compared with other American citizens, Muslims were more sympathetic to terrorists. And nearly 60 percent said people they know had negative feelings toward Muslims because of 9/11.
Here are more of the surprising details:
Over all, 50 percent of those surveyed oppose building the project two blocks north of the World Trade Center site, even though a majority believe that the developers have the right to do so. Thirty-five percent favor it. [...]
The poll, however, reveals a more complicated portrait of the opposition in New York: 67 percent said that while Muslims had a right to construct the center near ground zero, they should find a different site.
Most strikingly, 38 percent of those who expressed support for the plan to build it in Lower Manhattan said later in a follow-up question that they would prefer it be moved farther away, suggesting that even those who defend the plan question the wisdom of the location.
And this is the point the mosque's backers in the media - in particular the shills at MSNBC such as Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann, and Ed Schultz - have missed: this issue isn't about Constitutionality or rights.
Most people outside the liberal press are intelligent enough to understand that developers have the right to build this mosque if its zoning is approved. They just question the wisdom of doing so.
If an overwhelming majority of New Yorkers can understand the difference between having the right to do something and whether or not it would be appropriate, why can't media members?