Tuesday, November 23, 2010

NBC Names Ground Zero Mosque Developer a "Person of the Year"

NBC and its affiliates have been trounced in ratings over the last several years.  With stations like MSNBC under their belt and liberals such as Matt Lauer and Keith Olbermann hosting programs, NBC is clearly disconnected with the average American.  Another clear sign of their mismanagement: naming Sharif El-Gamal, developer of the Ground Zero Mosque, one of their "People of the Year."

In an interview set to air on Thanksgiving Day, Matt Lauer sat down with El-Gamal and discussed the "Park 51 Project."  El-Gamal, who was apparently pleased to be named one of NBC's people of the year, seemed very comfortable answering questions.  The excerpt released so far shows that Mr. Lauer gave El-Gamal a decidedly softball interview.  Here is a partial transcript of El-Gamal's opening statements:
"There's going to be a facility here that's going to provide aquatics, uh, uh, uh, a gym, just like a Jewish community center or, or a YMCA.  It's going to provide, uh, much needed facilities to the residents of Lower Manhattan."
Lauer responds that there is "one major exception" to El-Gamal's statement, describing the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  However, El-Gamal's quickly responded:
"Not once have I held my faith accountable for the horrific events of 9/11.  I am an American.  I am an American who has a specific belief system, and my belief system, in order to be a Muslim you have to be a good Jew and a good Christian."
After the interview, "Park51," a Twitter page set up in support of the Ground Zero Mosque, believed the interview went well and asked people to watch the entire interview on Thursday:

The controversy surrounding the Mosque has been drawn out and at times heated, but here is a quick summary of the events so far.  As we all know, the United States was attacked on September 11, 2001 by Islamic extremists who flew planes into the World Trade Center and Pentagon, while another hi-jacked plane crashed after passengers fought back.  Nine years later, the Freedom Tower, which will replace the Twin Towers, is slowly being built.

Two blocks away from what is known as Ground Zero, there are now plans to build an Islamic Mosque and community center.  Controversy has thus ensued.  The vast majority of Americans (over 65%) believe that the Mosque should not be built so close to where over 2,500 Americans were murdered in the name of Islam.  Those in favor of the Mosque argue that the Constitution protects freedom of religion, and thus protects the construction of what they call the Park 51 Project.

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  1. Qur'an (5:51) - "O you who believe! do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends; they are friends of each other; and whoever amongst you takes them for a friend, then surely he is one of them; surely Allah does not guide the unjust people."

    Those must be those "Good Jews and Christians" he's talking about?

  2. You have got to be kidding me NBC.

    Just one more reason for not watching.

    Political Correctness has made your organization brain dead.

    Read the Koran, read the hadith - your organization is an embarrassment to the word news.

  3. Hmmm..this kind of muslim patronizing just might bring some of the 1+ Billion muslims over as viewers to NBC, right? I mean, they need all they can get.

    Matt, you're a genius!

  4. Is NBC still on the air?

    Who knew

  5. ChickaBOOMer: Cockeyed Peacock

  6. I just threw up all over my keyboard. :-(

  7. What! Are you joking? Amazed, this is amazing.

  8. NBC=Nothing But Crap

  9. Matt Lauer forgot to ask about this Islamist's rap sheet. Or his foreclosed on slums. Why do members of the media treat this opportunist like a legitimate entity? He is a shyster, a huckster and ridiculous. "..you have to be a good Christina and a good Jew" Lauer could have asked him how you could be a good Christian or a good JEw and then embrace the false god Allah. It's no different then finishing the thought with "to be a good Hindu". Lauer let it all slide.

  10. This should move another million NBC viewers to Fox News!

  11. Putting up a mosque at groud zero is like erecting a shrine for the successful jihad act of these terrorists. Remember, in their religion it is okay to lie to the infidels (us).

  12. Maybe NBC should be the next ground zero....Taquiyya chaps, Taquiyya.
    NBC are more stupid than even Australia gave them credit for.
    When the GZ mosque opens, thanks to you, remember, you are still a target.
    Qu'ran 3:28 "Let not the believers take for friends or helpers unbelievers."