Friday, September 10, 2010

Pretty Much Everyone Against Plans to Burn Koran, Journalists Now Even Getting Irritated

Allahpundit has compiled a partial list of people that oppose this planned Koran burning tomorrow along with the truth of why this is getting so much attention.

"A partial list of people who’ve weighed in thus far on Terry Jones’s publicity stunt turned mega-clusterfark: The U.S. Secretary of State, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, the presidents of Afghanistan and Indonesia, the prime minister of Iraq, the home minister of India, the Pakistani ambassador to the U.S., the FBI, Interpol, the Vatican — and now, inevitably, the president of the United States. What this is, basically, is a global hostage situation ... The real worry is that unarmed civilians are going to die somewhere — in Afghanistan or Europe or Indonesia or Africa or, heaven forbid, here at home — because there are now enough Muslim fundamentalists spread around the world that realistically no one is safe."

The media seems to know they are being used; though if you read the last quoted line you will see that they do not seem to care enough to prevent it.

"Two hours passed. Paul came out of the warehouse-like church, followed by Jones, 29. The men gave no clear answer to questions about whether the Koran-burning was off permanently, what the New York City project had to do with it, and whether there were behind-the-scenes talks going on that could change things.

"We're not going to tell you what's going on!" Jones finally yelled to a crowd of nearly 100 journalists and a few onlookers.
"Are you just toying with us to get attention?" asked a sweaty woman in a suit, crouching to keep out of the shot of multiple cameras over her head.

The crowd groaned.

"Why did you give this two-hour window?" came a shout from another side of the scrum.

"So will you say you're going to burn a Koran anytime you want press coverage?" snapped a reporter with a German accent.

"We're negotiating," said Jones, his maroon T-shirt soaked through with sweat -- but he refused to say what they were negotiating or with whom. And he kept repeating a tantalizingly ambiguous refrain: There will be no Koran-burning at 6 p.m. Saturday night.

"You're just using us! We should all leave!" someone yelled from deep in the media pack.

Silence - for a moment. "Yeah! Let's all leave!"

Jones's response: "Fine, we're not press hungry, go!"

But no one moved, until Jones turned and shuffled back to the church.

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