Frank Rich Says 'Hysteria' as if He's Against It
The New York Times' resident hysteric would have you believe that Pashtun tribesmen spend their leisure hours fuming over American cable TV news:
So virulent is the Islamophobic hysteria of the neocon and Fox News right — abetted by the useful idiocy of the Anti-Defamation League, Harry Reid and other cowed Democrats — that it has also rendered Gen. David Petraeus’s last-ditch counterinsurgency strategy for fighting the war inoperative. How do you win Muslim hearts and minds in Kandahar when you are calling Muslims every filthy name in the book in New York?
(Hat-tip: Memeorandum.) Look, I don't want to spend all week blogging about The Lower Manhattan Islamic Community Center That the Associated Press Won’t Call the “Ground Zero Mosque” Anymore, but liberals won't shut up about this story, which bids fair to become the 2010 equivalent of the O.J. trial.
As Ann Coulter said, in reference to Keith Olbermann's obligatory Martin Niemoller lecture about the mosque controversy, "It’s like we’ve designed a pompous [expletive] trap." That this trap has attracted Frank Rich is hardly surprising.