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TNT: Hot Button poll question misleading

Letter by Darin W. Moody, Tacoma on Sep. 7, 2010 at 1:11 pm | 4 Comments »
September 7, 2010 2:42 pm

The News Tribune’s Hot Button poll asked readers if they support a mosque at ground zero. But in reality it is not a mosque being built but a community center, with Ping-Pong and pool tables, rooms for community meetings and a prayer room.

The distorted wording of the question supports the right-wing, racist meme that it’s a mosque, or a headquarters for terrorists being built on “hallowed ground” and therefore supports a lie.

There is a mosque literally blocks from my house. Are we worried about terrorism here? Of course not; it would be foolish.
I wish my hometown paper would use common sense, tell the truth and not echo Fox News propaganda.

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