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Cover something that’s important

By Staff | Aug 25, 2010

To the editor,

I’m getting tired of the whole "mosque at ground zero" story. It’s not a mosque and it’s not at ground zero. And it’s not political because the First Amendment gives religious freedom to all religions and no politician can do anything about it. American Muslims are very different that Middle East Muslims and the reason for that in large part is because of our religious freedoms. Freedom is a good thing and I find it strange the politicians are against it.

What I see is just Republicans looking for someone else to hate. Let’s hate all Muslims. And because of 9/11 they are an easy target. It’s consistent with let’s hate Hispanics, Blacks, Gays, Liberals, Socialists, Intellectuals, Teachers, Community Organizers, Unions, Europeans, Poor People, Hippies, Soccer, Hollywood, People who ride the bus, Environmentalists, Unemployed, Progressives and Pregnant Teens. And the news media is falling for it.

I would rather see some coverage of the issue that the Republicans don’t want to talk about. That issue is what this year’s election means — the choice between to we stick with the Obama recovery, or do we return to Bush Era economics. So maybe the news media will wake up and cover something that is actually important.

Marc Perkel

Gilroy, Calif.