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Networks Reject Ground Zero Ad

GOP-related org. criticizes planned Islamic center

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This morning, Mark Bergen reported on yesterday’s hearing over whether the Cordoba House, a proposed Islamic center, could be housed at a lower Manhattan building mere blocks away from the World Trade Center site. “Former Republican Congressman Rick Lazio has made his opposition to the project a centerpiece of his campaign for governor,” Bergen noted.

Now, CBS and NBC have refused to run an ad criticizing the mosque that was produced by the National Republican Trust PAC.

As midterms, approach, could this already more-than-local issue take on a national cast?

Video of the ad, which has received more than 100,000 views, after the jump.

NBC, CBS Refuse Ground Zero Mosque Ad [Ben Smith]
Earlier: Ground Zero for a Fight

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The us v. them nature of this ad plays into the jihadi narrative. The war is one between Islamist extremists and ordinary Muslims. Extremists attack the West in order to provoke a war in which ordinary Muslims are either drawn to extremism or killed. Because it plays into the jihadi narrative, I am glad to see this ad rejected by the broadcast media.


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Networks Reject Ground Zero Ad

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