Thursday, September 9, 2010

"Pastor" Jones' Quran-burning event

AFP reports on the outrage across the Middle East.  Virtually any leader of note - Obama and Netanyahu among them - has come out against the idiocy of "Pastor Jones' Quran-burning event.  But Tony Karon may have nailed it best when he opined (in Time mag.) that the entire thing is designed as much to give Jones a chance to use his Warholian 15 minutes of fame to make himself into a "somebody."

And one has to wonder if this is but one more manifestation of the downside of the 24-hour news cycle.  Cable news services desperate to seize upon juicy stories in order to attract viewers and keep those advertising dollars rolling in.

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