How the Planned Koran Burning Caught Fire in the Media

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The Vatican calls it "outrageous," Hillary Clinton "disgraceful," Sarah Palin finds it an "unnecessary provocation," and Muslims are demonstrating all over the world. How did a Florida pastor with a congregation of 50 people, create an international incident? Terry Jones says he might reconsider burning copies of the Koran tomorrow if he hears directly from the White House or the Pentagon. Eric Alterman is media columnist for The Nation, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and Professor of Journalism at Brooklyn College.




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