Newsbuster blogger Alana Goodman says AP has advised its reporters to stop using the phrase "Ground Zero Mosque"—Aug. 21, 2010>>>Media Research Center NewsBuster blogger Alana Goodman reported on Aug. 19 that the Associated Press issued an advisory memo to its reporters on how to cover the Ground Zero Mosque. In a new wave of political correctness, AP Deputy Managing Editor for Standards and Production Tom Kent issued a memo to journalists that pretty much said material referring to the Cordoba House in lower Manhattan as the "Ground Zero Mosque" would not be used. In his memo, co-authored by Chad Roedemeir (NYC AP Bureau) and Terry Hunt (Washington, DC Bureau), Kent said: "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."
While it's true that the site for mosque is 2 blocks away from Ground Zero—600 feet north of the South tower—the Muslim world views 45-47 Park Place as part of Ground Zero because one of the engines and part of the fuselage of United Airlines Flight 175 went completely through the South Tower of the World Trade Center and crashed through the roof of 45-47 Park Place, demolishing the top two floors of the former Burlington Coat Factory store. Building a mosque there places the Cordoba House within the "victory zone" of Sept. 11. It is important to understand that throughout history, when Muslims win a major victory over their enemies, they build an ostentatious mosque on the soil they won in battle. As far as the radical Muslims are concerned, they won the opening battle of the war against imperialism when they destroyed the World Trade Center, and their 13-story mosque will proclaim that victory to the world. The Muslims will fight to keep their mosque at 45-47 Park Place since it was part of the kill zone of 9-11.
The ugly media political-correctness of the 1990s that corrupted America's constitutionally-protected free press by mandating the coloring of truth through yellow journalism has publicly reared its socialist head again. Sadly, since 1912, the "free press" has been owned by the world's richest princes of industry and the barons of banking and business. In March, 1915 US Congressman Oscar Calloway placed the following comment in the Congressional Record: "JP Morgan interests...got together with twelve men high up in the newspaper world and employed them to select the most influential newspapers in the United States...to control generally the policy of the daily press of the United States. These men...select[ed] 179 newspapers, and then began by an elimination process to retain only those necessary for the purpose of controlling [the news]. They found it was necessary to purchase control of 25 of the greatest newspapers." Among those news organizations they purchased blocks of stock in were the Associated Press and Reuters in Europe.
They successfully controlled the media spin in 1912 to convince the American people that by taking the power to elect US Senators from the States empowered the people when in fact it empowered the princes of industry and the barons of banking and business and destroyed the Republic, replacing it with a democracy that cannot stand the test of time. The money barons used the media again in 1929 to deflect attention from what, or whom, caused the Great Crash of 1929 and the resulting decade long depression.