Thursday, September 09, 2010

Thank you for not playing

Well, the breaking news on twitter even as I write this is that the idiot pastor in Florida has just called it off but one wonders if it has anything to do with the AP refusing to cover the Koran burning stunt. I see in the interim, Fox also announced they wouldn't cover it. And Jay Rosen has been turning down interview requests all day, refusing to feed the stupid media frenzy.

Of course, I pointed out that feeding the crazy was a bad idea two days ago. But no one listens to me. In any event, the damage is already done. Crazy guy got all the attention he wanted and now every Islamophobic nutcake in America will be hatching up ways to up the ante and get their fifteen minutes of fame too.

Meanwhile, I'm betting we'll see at least two more cycles "reporting" on "why did the crazy guy cancel the event." It's enough to make you wish for a missing white girl or a shark attack...

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It's enough to make you wish for a missing white girl or a shark attack..."

Not sure I would wish harm on someone....

But John King is asking the question of 'how much is the media responsible for' the feeding frenzy?

You know if the crazy when even Palin thinks it is crazy....

7:41:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I suppose it's worth responding in case some other person stumbles onto to this post and is also unaware of internet traditions. That isn't a literal wish. It's blogger shorthand for a shiny object that the media will obsess about at length. IOW, something that would make them ignore pastor nutcase.

6:52:00 AM  

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