Pamela Geller’s of Atlas Shrugs has been of the more maniacal opponents of the Park 51 project to e located two blocks what has come to be called “Ground Zero”. Detective fiction buffs with some spare time might want to solve the mystery as to why Geller has been invited to appear on CNN, Fox and NBC among other media outlets to babble on about Park 51 and Imam Feisal Abdul. The only analyst or insight she seems to bring to the non-story is she hates Muslims and doesn’t understand why everyone else doesn’t have the same blind hatred she does. Geller has mastered the right-wing or Glenn Beckian art of tying together people and events in a manner that makes one gives thanks neither she or Beck are nuclear physicists. We’d all be dead, but at least there wouldn’t be a Muslim…or Quaker…Methodists…Hindu …any religious community center which did not pass their jack booted religious-patriotism litmus tests. If the game is degrees of separation between people who are up to no-good than Geller and Fox have some plain’n to do – Fox News co owner funded Ground Zero mosque imam: report
The second largest shareholder in News Corp. — the parent company of Fox News — has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to causes linked to the imam planning to build a Muslim community center and mosque near Ground Zero in Manhattan, says a report from Yahoo!News.
According to the report from Yahoo!’s John Cook, Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, who owns seven percent of News Corp., “has directly funded [Imam Feisal Abdul] Rauf’s projects to the tune of more than $300,000.”
Cook reports that Prince Al-Waleed’s personal charity, the Kingdom Foundation, donated $305,000 to Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow, a project sponsored by two of Rauf’s initiatives, the American Society for Muslim Advancement and the Cordoba Initiative, which is building the Manhattan mosque.
[ ]….Cook notes that it was none other than News Corp.’s New York Post that reported on Prince Al-Waleed’s donation to Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow. He reports that Fox News had no comment for his article, and emails to the prince’s Kingdom Foundation were not returned.
This comes on heels of the news Karen Hughes, a Republican political adviser and Dubya’s Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs worked with Imam Feisal Abdul, but suddenly doesn’t remember who he is.
The National Review On-line typifies the right-wing tendency to latch on to an urban myth like a chew toy – At National Review, Avik Roy tries to explain in “A Non-Demagogic Disquisition on Death Panels” how conservatives are perfectly right to worry about this non-existent phenomenon
Not adding to the versimilitude: Roy throws in as a supporting example the end-of-life counseling document “Your Life, Your Choices” used by the Veterans Administration for years before Obama walked in the door. Roy thinks this example shows that the state can’t handle such delicate matters without trying to get veterans to kill themselves.
The Right was utterly silent during the Bush years when the VA was using the very same “Your Life, Your Choices” and that vets are directed to other source material about their medical care. Republicans feign concern that a vet, left free to make decisions for themselves, might make a choice that offends their finely warped sensibilities. On the other hand lying about WMD and sending over 4000 troops to their deaths they have no problem with. We’ll never hear the slightest apology from the Right for their participation in one of the most despicable political crimes of our time.