Posted by: arnegrim | September 9, 2010

Media creates an international Jones monster…

“The Rev. Terry Jones was a sad-sack preacher, lucky to draw 50 people to his steel-shed house of prayer, when the words “burn” and “Quran” had an unfortunate collision in his limited brain…

…So he got a big old sign and put it on a big old truck in a big old field. It said: “International Burn a Koran Day.”

Ding! Ding! Ding!

It was like the three strawberries coming into alignment on a million-dollar slot machine. The New York Times and The Associated Press whipped out their notepads. The networks and cable stations broke out the indignant anchors…

I ask you: If a sad little man burns some Qurans in the woods, and the media aren’t there to film it, is it news?

Of course not.

We created the Rev. Terry Jones from dust. And in two weeks, to dust he shall return…”

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/os-mike-thomas-quran-burn-090910-20100908,0,1376121.column

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