August 19, 2010

AP To Reporters: Rules For Covering The Ground Zero Mosque Story

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#1. Don't call it the Ground Zero Mosque

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.

Push Obi One's position & name names of who oppose. Especially those R's running for office/in office:

Here is a succinct summary of President Obama’s position:

Obama has said he believes Muslims have the right to build an Islamic center in New York as a matter of religious freedom, though he's also said he won't take a position on whether they should actually build it.

For additional background, you’ll find below a Fact Check on the project that moved yesterday[Read it all].

Say what a great guy the Imam is.

Rinse twice, repeat and swallow.

Thanks to Lisa

By Stable Hand at 02:42 PM | Comments |