Adventures in Hysterical Journalism, Mosque Edition

08/02/2010 10:16 AM |

I know a lot of ink has been spilled on the subject, but here’s the lede sentence of a Daily News article today about the proposed downtown Islamic center, Cordoba House:

The Mosque planned for Ground Zero is expected to pass a major hurdle Tuesday.

Gah. It’s amazing how a loaded untruth like “Ground Zero mosque” gets propagated by the “reputable” media; what terrible poison. Here’s how Cordoba House (which is two blocks north of the WTC site, kind of like Masjid Manhattan, which has been holding Muslim worship for 30 years) describes itself:

The site will contain tremendous amounts of resources that otherwise would not exist in Lower Manhattan; a 500-seat auditorium, swimming pool, art exhibition spaces, bookstores, restaurants…

So yes, Obama and Bloomberg are totally forcing Sharia on all the families of 9/11 first responders. Dear Daily News writer Samuel Goldsmith, you are a dangerous hack.