Survey Shows Arabs More Opposed to GZ Mosque Than American Media

September 20th, 2010 2:54 PM
Here's a fact you're not likely to see on tonight's evening news broadcasts: According to a recent poll, Arabs living abroad are more likely to be opposed to the "Ground Zero Mosque" than the American media are.According to a recent survey by the Arabic online news service Elaph (Arabic version here), 58 percent of Arabs think the construction should be moved elsewhere. And according to…

MRC Study: ABC, CBS and NBC Tilt Ground Zero Mosque Debate by Smearing

September 15th, 2010 10:35 AM
By a wide margin — 66 percent to 29 percent, according to the most recent ABC News/ Washington Post poll — the public is opposed to building that proposed $100 million Islamic cultural center near the site of the destroyed World Trade Towers. This is not a lightly-held opinion: more than half (53%) told ABC news they are “strongly opposed” to building it near Ground Zero, vs. only 14 percent who…

Kathleen Parker and Eliot Spitzer Unanimous in First CNN Appearance

September 9th, 2010 10:34 PM
CNN offered a sneak preview of their upcoming Parker-Spitzer program on Wednesday's Anderson Cooper 360 with the new hosts, pseudo-conservative Kathleen Parker and "Client Number Nine" Eliot Spitzer agreeing that the "well-spoken" Imam Feisal Rauf changed few minds with his recent interview. The two also forwarded their network's charge that "Islamophobia" is growing…

Amanpour Paints Rauf's Protection Racket as 'a Matter of Vital Nationa

September 9th, 2010 9:03 PM
Iman Feisal Abdul Rauf chose ABC's Christiane Amanpour to spend “several hours” with on Thursday in New York City, and just as she did back on the August 22 This Week when she featured Rauf's wife and an ally, she again served as his public relations agent, forwarding his claims without challenge. After passing along his denial of any deal to move his project, Amanpour gushingly relayed…

CNN's Feyerick Promotes Ground Zero Mosque Imam

September 8th, 2010 6:28 PM
CNN's Deborah Feyerick played up Imam Feisal Rauf's apparent credentials as a "moderate" Muslim during a report on Wednesday's American Morning. Feyerick omitted using sound bites from Rauf's critics, and only briefly mentioned his controversial remarks about on CBS's 60 Minutes about the 9/11 attacks and his reluctance to condemn Hamas.The CNN correspondent's report led the 6 am…

Ground Zero Mosque Imam's NYT Op-ed Completely Ignores Polls

September 8th, 2010 10:37 AM
The Imam in the middle of the Ground Zero mosque controversy finally spoke about the issue Wednesday by publishing a New York Times op-ed without once mentioning the overwhelming public opposition to the location of this Islamic center.Somewhat curiously, he didn't even refer to last week's poll by the Times finding two-thirds of New York city residents against the building of such a facility two…

Imam to FBI (2003): ‘U.S. Response to 9/11 Could Be Considered Jiha

August 29th, 2010 11:34 PM
Defenders of controversial imam Feisal Abdul Rauf have been touting his past efforts in offering counterterrorism advice to the FBI as a way to illustrate his bridge-building intentions.  Much like other reports, they tend to gloss over the more controversial aspects of Rauf's statements.  But, as is typical with the Ground Zero mosque imam, it can be demonstrated that he is frequently speaking…

Hannity, Bozell Take On MSM Ground Zero Mosque Bias on 'Media Mash

August 27th, 2010 11:47 AM
"This is one of those ever more obnoxious teaching moments that we're getting from the left-wing press," NewsBusters publisher Brent Bozell complained on last night's "Hannity" after watching a clip of MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell lament that Americans need to be more sensitive to minorities, not for the "burden" to be on Imam Feisal Rauf to assauge concerns about the…

Wednesday Night Fights: Laura Ingraham vs. Ground Zero Mosque Supporte

August 26th, 2010 7:06 PM
As the summer of 2010 comes to a close, American tempers are dramatically rising over the Ground Zero mosque.A fine example of the heat this issue is generating occurred on Wednesday's "O'Reilly Factor" on Fox News.In the left corner was Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer. On the right filling in for the usual host was Laura Ingraham.What ensued was an ideological battle that…

Ground Zero Mosque Imam In 2006: U.S. ‘Terrorism’ Fostered Islamic

August 26th, 2010 4:42 PM

Joe Klein's Latest Adventure in Missing the Point: Taking Bill Kristol

August 24th, 2010 12:33 PM
Time magazine's Joe Klein yesterday did what he does best: take one paragraph from a neoconservative's column and blow it out of proportion and out of context in order to go on an extended screed bashing conservatives in general and neocons in particular.Writing for his magazine's Swampland blog yesterday, Klein addressed Bill Kristol's editorial for the August 30 Weekly Standard print edition…

The New York Times Rushes to Defend Ground Zero Imam

August 23rd, 2010 8:25 PM
The New York Times offered still more moral support for the controversial Ground Zero mosque on Sunday's front-page profile by Anne Barnard of the man behind the building project, imam Feisal Abdul Rauf -- "For Imam in Muslim Center Furor, a Hard Balancing Act." Among the contributors to the report: Thanassis Cambanis and Mona El-Naggar in Cairo, and Kareem Fahim, Sharaf Mowjood and…

Ground Zero Mosque Imam's Controversial Post-9/11 60 Minutes Interview

August 19th, 2010 1:24 AM
As media members across the fruited plain try to convince skeptical Americans that Feisal Abdul Rauf, the Islamic Imam behind the Ground Zero mosque, is a moderate cleric, most have totally ignored an interview that he gave on CBS's "60 Minutes" less than three weeks after the 9/11 attacks.To demonstrate just how wrong the press are about this man, Fox News's Bill O'Reilly played the…

NYT Scrubs GZM Imam's 'Iconic' Paragraph From Original Online Report

August 18th, 2010 1:41 PM
On December 8 of last year, at some point before hitting the "print" button, someone at the New York Times decided that a story about what has since become known as the Ground Zero Mosque needed to be reworked. Earlier that day, the Times published an online powder-puff piece by reporters Ralph Blumenthal and Sharaf Mowjood about Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf's GZM plans. The pair's story was…