Monday, August 16, 2010

HIGHLY Recommended Reading

Justin Elliot at Salon runs down the precise chronology of events that led from the generally positive reception to the Cordoba Initiative's plans for their Manhattan Islamic center last December when it was first unveiled, to the raging controversy that's currently playing out on a 24-hour cable news station near you.  How did it happen?  That same convergence of bigotry and political strategy I talked about yesterday, with nutcase blogger/Islamophobe Pamela Geller and Rupert Murdoch's New York Post serving as gasoline and match, respectively.  Fascinating, fascinating stuff.

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