I see with some horror and disgust that a lunatic preacher from Florida (Pastor Terry Jones) is planning on publicly burning copies of the Quran on Sept 11th.
There are a number of points that immediately come to mind about this but first and foremost, if the media were to stay away from him and his lunatic associates instead of publicising them so much then what would he be left with ? Nothing.
Come on ABC, NBC, CNN or whoever… just STAY AWAY.
This is NOT NEWS !
If the media went rushing round to every lunatic who said he was going to do something obnoxious, offensive, or just downright bloody stupid they would be able to wipe out the unemployment situation at a stroke in order to find enough people to cover all the “events”, and there wouldn’t be enough air time to show it all.
Just for once, Media, have some balls… IGNORE HIM.
If he gets NO PUBLICITY then he becomes just another back street loonie with his own home videos to watch.
When he puts them on Youtube, or wherever, they can immediately be blocked as distasteful/offensive. Problem solved.
Alternatively, of course, as he plans his little ritual for 6pm on Sept. 11th there is always the hope that he might suffer a fatal heart attack at 5pm on Sept. 11th.
Now that really would be something worth praying for….