Reader reaction to Reuters news
Backing the mosque?
Obama backs controversial New York mosque project
“As a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country,” Obama said to applause at an event attended by diplomats from Islamic countries and members of the U.S. Muslim community.
It is flat-out dishonest to have a title that says “Obama backs controversial New York mosque project” but it is drawn directly from the dishonest story itself.
To reassert someone’s right to do something, is not the same as backing the specific project they choose to do. Are the reporters truly that stupid or is Reuters now a subsidiary of Drudge? You are doing his work for him. Pathetic.
Several readers felt the headline went too far in describing Obama’s position on the issue. But the quotes in the story itself accurately described the president’s stand: GBU Editor
The lower Manhattan building that will possibly house the Cordoba Initiative Mosque and Cultural Center is seen in New York August 16, 2010. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid