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Media Ignoring Protest Over Mosque Planned Near New York's Ground Zero-Fiction!
Summary of the eRumor: A forwarded email about a proposed mosque
that is planned to be built near the site of the September 11th attack
known as "Ground Zero" in New York City and
allegations of media censorship of the protests.
The Truth: There is a proposed Moslem
mosque and community center called "Cordoba House" on a site 600 feet
from where the World Trade Center once stood in New York City but
reports of the media's failure to cover protests from concerned citizens
and relatives of victims are unfounded. There has been much media
coverage over the protests of the plans for the mosque and community
Click for ABC Report on mosque approval.
Click this link for a Reuters coverage of protest rally.
protest was also covered on June 6, 2010 by CNN.
for CNN The news network also aired interviews of protest organizer and political blogger Pam
Geller prior to the protests.
Additional coverage by CNN on YouTube
CNN was not alone in covering this, Fox News interviewed a 9/11 first responder
just prior to one rally:
Fox News Story found on YouTube.
There was also a television
commercial called "The Audacity of Jihad" and was produced by The National Republican Trust
organization according to a
July 15, 2010 article in the New York Daily News. The
spot shows video coverage of the 9/11 attack where Muslim extremists
hijacked 2 jet liners and flew them into the World Trade Center in New
York City. Two of major networks, NBC and CBS, have had
chosen to reject the spots because of this footage.
In a July 14, 2010
Hollywood Reporter article ABC and Fox representatives said, "they had
no knowledge of the ad being submitted to their networks."
The Fox News Network has reported on the town hall meetings, council
meetings and protests on both the Bill O'Riley Spin Factor and the
Hannity Program. Both programs have aired portions of this spot during
the broadcast a number of times.
Audacity of Jihad Ad on Hollywood Reporter web site
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
June 16, 2010, New York , N.Y. , by El
Americans Stand Up Against Radical
Islam in New York We Will Not Submit!
Not one major network sent a satellite
truck or camera crew to this event. Without bloggers, this newsworthy
event would have remained unknown to the public and history
On Sunday, June 6th, a multi-ethnic,
multi-racial coalition of Americans opposed to Islamic violence and
intolerance rallied at the site of the World Trade Center in New York