Why are the real culprits in this latest media controversy not identified?
It is disgusting that the individuals who hyped up this infamous didn't-even-happen book burning are sitting here quietly watching, free of any responsibility.
Here is the story: Pastor Terry Jones of Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida announced that he along with his (dwindling) fifty member congregation would burn copies of the Quran in an anti-Islamic protest. After actually applying for and being denied a book-burning permit, Jones was still planning to carry out this publicity stunt.
It appears that after Gen. David Petraeus, U.S./NATO commander in Afghanistan openly pleaded on national television that the fiery event not take place and warned that if carried out, the burning of the Quran would place all of our troops and citizens abroad and at home, in harm's way. Pastor Jones reluctantly canceled the event.
However, who is really pulling a publicity stunt? I believe the media is much more culpable than this one nutcase and his misguided flock. Jones appears to be a very sad and misguided individual who is using the name of God to incite violence and hatred in all of us toward the Nation of Islam. Pastor Jones is an opportunist. He is in good company, the world is full of opportunists.
Speaking of opportunists, allow me to direct my words to the media: take the spotlight off this sad event and let us all get along with our lives. You in the media are capable of making sane and moral decisions occasionally so go home now, the circus is over.