Now that His Transparency has come out in favor of allowing an enormous mosque, ironically to be called “Cordoba House”, to be built a mere two blocks from Ground Zero, the ever-fawning AP is advising its writers that the jig is up and they must be more p.c. in their descriptions of it:
1. We should continue to avoid the phrase “ground zero mosque” or “mosque at ground zero” on all platforms. (We’ve very rarely used this wording, except in slugs, though we sometimes see other news sources using the term.) The site of the proposed Islamic center and mosque is not at ground zero, but two blocks away in a busy commercial area. We should continue to say it’s “near” ground zero, or two blocks away.
WE WILL CHANGE OUR SLUG ON THIS STORY LATER TODAY from “BC-Ground Zero Mosque” to “BC-NYC Mosque.”
In short headlines, some ways to refer to the project include:
_ mosque 2 blocks from WTC site
_ Muslim (or Islamic) center near WTC site
_ mosque near ground zero
_ mosque near WTC site
It goes on to explain that Muslims have always worshipped in the area and points out that the military chapel “close to the area where hijacked American Airlines Flight 77 slammed into the [Pentagon], killing 184 people accommodates Muslim worshippers.”
In many respects, it may be said the military had no choice, however, we, the people DO. And no Muslim with a shred of decency would deny that building a monument to Mecca and naming it after the mosque built to proclaim Islamic victory over Spain is at all a kind or neighborly thing to do. Not to mention the allegations of funding from unsavory sources that have yet to be put to bed.
In poll after poll, whether commissioned by the left or by the right, a majority of Americans and a majority of New Yorkers don’t want the mosque built so close to Ground Zero. But like everything else under this administration, the “wisdom” (read: etiquette) will be trumped by the progressive liberal need to destroy the hands that feed them.
Aided and abetted by the lame-stream media.