Pro-Jihad Media Bans the Term “Ground Zero Mosque”
Laura: The AP propagandists and shills for the stealth jihadist gang behind the ground zero islamic supremacist mega mosque, are giving their marching orders to members of the press to not refer to it by the term “ground zero mosque”. So we patriotic Americans must always refer to this obscenity being inflicted upon us by what it is, the ground zero mosque. Also what bothers me is that even people who oppose the ground zero mosque say there is no legal grounds to stop it, that it is their constitutional right. I reject that argument. If the ground zero mosque is tied to terror regimes and groups financially or otherwise, and we know that it is, then we indeed have the legal right to stop it, in fact the government has an obligation to do so.
Pam Geller, Atlas Shrugs
The media has its marching orders. No “Ground Zero Mosque” when referring to the Ground Zero mosque.
AP DIRECTIVE ISSUED TODAY:
AP Standards Center issues staff advisory on covering New York City mosque
Associated Press Deputy Managing Editor for Standards and Production Tom Kent sent the following note to the staff about covering the New York City mosque story:
Aug. 19, 2010
Here is some guidance on covering the NYC mosque story, with assists from Chad Roedemeier in the NYC bureau and Terry Hunt in Washington:
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
We can refer to the project as a mosque, or as a proposed Islamic center that includes a mosque.
It may be useful in some stories to note that Muslim prayer services have been held since 2009 in the building that the new project will replace. The proposal is to create a new, larger Islamic community center that would include a mosque, a swimming pool, gym, auditorium and other facilities. Continue