Media outside pastor’s home finally snaps: “You’re just using us! We should all leave!”

posted at 6:42 pm on September 10, 2010 by Allahpundit

In case you need another reason to hope he cancels tomorrow’s bonfire, here’s one more. If it happens, the news next week will be dominated by atrocities committed by barbarians; if it doesn’t happen, the news next week will be dominated by dopey navel-gazing media reflections on how gullible they’ve all been, which we’ll spend days gleefully mocking. The choice is clear.

I’m not kidding when I tell you that, in four-plus years of blogging here, this is one of the most comically pathetic stories I’ve posted. To set the stage, the church said earlier today that they wanted a promise from Feisal Rauf within two hours that the Ground Zero mosque would be moved. The two hours came and went with no promise, and then the church spokesmen came out and announced … nothing. They didn’t know their next move yet.

And it was then, my friends, that our tired, bedraggled, drama-starved press finally lost it.

“Are you just toying with us to get attention?” asked a sweaty woman in a suit, crouching near the hot grass to keep out of the shot of multiple cameras over her head…

“Why did you give this two-hour window?” came a shout from another side of the scrum.

“So will you say you’re going to burn a Koran anytime you want press coverage?” snapped a reporter with a German accent…

“You’re just using us! We should all leave!” someone yelled from deep in the media pack.

Silence – for a moment. “Yeah! Let’s all leave!”

Jones’s response: “Fine, we’re not press hungry, go!”

But no one moved, until Jones turned and shuffled back to the church.

They can’t quit now, baby, not when this story’s building to … something. It’d be like walking out of the circus before they bring out the bearded lady. All we know for sure at the moment: Nothing’s going to happen tomorrow. Oh, and we also know, according to Jones’s own daughter, that he “needs help.” So there you go. You’re now up to speed on The Biggest Story In The World.

In case you’re wondering what next week’s hysterical clusterfark will be, the AP has a sneak preview — and it involves atheists. Let the battle lines be drawn. Exit question: Which network has done the least to hype this moronic story over the past week? Guess.

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and we just need to work out the final details.

xblade on September 10, 2010 at 8:20 PM

xblade on September 10, 2010 at 8:20 PM SteveMG on September 10, 2010 at 7:00 PM

You and the press are giving this man way to much credit. The media has only itself to blame for its’ constant scrounging for some way to make the U.S. look bad and it’s not like they are above lying either. Remember Newsweek’s not flushed Koran? They really aren’t very bright.

Cindy Munford on September 10, 2010 at 8:30 PM

The following press release was issued moments ago:

“Transgressive Hot Air commenter FlameWarrior today announced plans to host a Koran-themed art exhibit on 9-11, funded by a grant from the Ricky Hollywood Endowment for the Arts.

“The exhibit will feature several provocative original works, including ‘Piss Mohammed’ and ‘Camel Dung Fatima,’ which FlameWarrior cautions may be misunderstood by unsophisticated viewers.

“Highlight of the exhibit will be a series of Robert Mapplethorpe-styled homo-erotic black-and-white photographs of the Koran with an old-fashioned pigbladder-covered football protruding out its backside. Entitled ‘Bullwhiplash,’ the images represent a call to the faithful to, as FlameWarrior puts it, ‘Leave the United States the f*** alone, you bunch of antihuman, backward throwbacks to some dark, forgotten epoch. Yeah, you – you creepy liberals in Washington and the media.’

FlameWarrior on September 10, 2010 at 8:31 PM

I think Jones should have said:

“I’ll quit burning Korans when our government quits burning Bibles”

…wouldn’t that be delicious???

landlines on September 10, 2010 at 8:34 PM

Well, what are they gonna do, now that Cindy Sheehan has fizzled out?

Most Americans see it as a kind of progress when there there are fewer nuts in the news to be embarrassed about. The MSM sees it as a critical shortage of feedstock to manufacture their featured product – America the Evil.

drunyan8315 on September 10, 2010 at 8:39 PM

So, who is supposed to riot when the media get burned instead of the koran?

Christien on September 10, 2010 at 6:54 PM

winner

faraway on September 10, 2010 at 9:17 PM

If it happens, the news next week will be dominated by atrocities committed by barbarians; if it doesn’t happen, the news next week will be dominated by dopey navel-gazing media reflections on how gullible they’ve all been, which we’ll spend days gleefully mocking. more atrocities committed by barbarians.

AshleyTKing on September 10, 2010 at 9:18 PM

Don’t believe in God? Join the club.

Cute, but what’s the point?
What club, and why would I want to join?

Count to 10 on September 10, 2010 at 9:20 PM

Don’t believe in God? Join the club.

Cute, but what’s the point?
What club, and why would I want to join?

Count to 10 on September 10, 2010 at 9:20 PM

AcornForAtheists.commie

faraway on September 10, 2010 at 9:27 PM

This story is not pathetic,

our rules of engagement are.

AshleyTKing on September 10, 2010 at 9:32 PM

Instead of shining its hot spotlight of controversy shilling on Jones, the incurious media should have been probing the slippery Imam Rauf. Claudia Rossett fisks the self-promoting Rauf’s editorial with some hard questions:
http://pajamasmedia.com/claudiarosett/ground-zero-mosque-the-bombast-of-imam-feisal/?singlepage=true

Media, take a cue in honing your investigative skills.

onlineanalyst on September 10, 2010 at 9:37 PM

faraway on September 10, 2010 at 9:27 PM

Or maybe the could get a building. Meet on Sundays and maybe Wednesday nights. They could sing songs and form groups to help people.

Cindy Munford on September 10, 2010 at 10:02 PM

Media finally gets a clue-film at 11.

mad scientist on September 10, 2010 at 10:15 PM

I can’t remember who posted this link:

http://conservativeblogscentral.blogspot.com/2010/09/man-that-will-go-along-with-3000.html

But I loved this part:

3. When the crazy Muslims hear about it they are going to take a break from jumping up and down, burning shit and shouting death to Americans and start jumping up and down, burning shit and shouting death to Americans.

Like I said the other day, they’ll riot anyway, we may as well get our money’s worth!

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on September 10, 2010 at 10:22 PM

Attention whore Media shouts:

We created you, and we can destroy you!

Pastor knows who created him, and ignores Attention Whore Media.

profitsbeard on September 10, 2010 at 10:34 PM

Fred Phelps must feel like an idiot because he didn’t come up with the Koran burning first.

Speedwagon82 on September 10, 2010 at 10:38 PM

I saw this clown posse meeting of the world press earlier on the boob tube. This farce impressed me as being the weirdest, most pathetic press related thing I’ve ever seen. And I ain’t no spring chicken. Bizarro World!

Gang-of-One on September 10, 2010 at 10:39 PM

Speedwagon82 on September 10, 2010 at 10:38 PM

From what I have heard he doesn’t mind co-opting the idea and running with it.

Cindy Munford on September 10, 2010 at 10:56 PM

I’m not kidding when I tell you that, in four-plus years of blogging here, this is one of the most comically pathetic stories I’ve posted.

…and all made possible by our pathetic MSM.

It is absolutely hilarious to watch the activists media blow this stunt by a pack of idiots into a National Security emergency……
……. then inform everyone they will not “post pictures or cover the actual Koran burning”……
……and now whine and complain that they have been ” toying with us to get attention”.

Attention they would not have gotten if not for the pathetic lengths the press went to in using these idiots as some kind of example of national “Islamophobia”.

Welcome to the liberal circle jerk known as our MSM.

Baxter Greene on September 10, 2010 at 11:08 PM

The following press release was issued moments ago:

“Transgressive Hot Air commenter FlameWarrior today announced plans to host a Koran-themed art exhibit on 9-11, funded by a grant from the Ricky Hollywood Endowment for the Arts.

“The exhibit will feature several provocative original works, including ‘Piss Mohammed’ and ‘Camel Dung Fatima,’ which FlameWarrior cautions may be misunderstood by unsophisticated viewers.

“Highlight of the exhibit will be a series of Robert Mapplethorpe-styled homo-erotic black-and-white photographs of the Koran with an old-fashioned pigbladder-covered football protruding out its backside. Entitled ‘Bullwhiplash,’ the images represent a call to the faithful to, as FlameWarrior puts it, ‘Leave the United States the f*** alone, you bunch of antihuman, backward throwbacks to some dark, forgotten epoch. Yeah, you – you creepy liberals in Washington and the media.’

FlameWarrior on September 10, 2010 at 8:31 PM

That’s good.

BowHuntingTexas on September 10, 2010 at 11:16 PM

Damn I love this guy… At the same time I’m also a nimby about his specific type of awesomeness… In his zany 15 minutes of fame he is exposing a serious load of dumb asses and hypocrites. Kinda like a iceburg being calved… Nice to watch from a distance.

RalphyBoy on September 10, 2010 at 11:56 PM

It’s entirely possible that ‘journalists’ are even dumber than lefty politicians. Whodathunkit?

trigon on September 11, 2010 at 1:17 AM

Which network has done the least to hype this moronic story over the past week? Guess.

Well Fox has a large Saudi ownership so you know they were instructed not to. Make you nervous that the news outlet conservatives watch most is controlled by Islam? It should.

BL@KBIRD on September 11, 2010 at 9:49 AM

Which network has done the least to hype this moronic story over the past week? Guess.

Well Fox has a large Saudi ownership so you know they were instructed not to. Make you nervous that the news outlet conservatives watch most is controlled by Islam? It should.

BL@KBIRD on September 11, 2010 at 9:49 AM

Was there a lot of lead paint in your childhood home?

slickwillie2001 on September 11, 2010 at 10:30 AM

BL@KBIRD on September 11, 2010 at 9:49 AM

Which network is the only one going after CAIR? Which network is the only investigating the funding for the Victory Mosque? This might be the only thing that will get the MSM off their dead a$$es to investigate Islamic organziations. No bigger prize for them then to take down Fox.

http://arabnews.com/saudiarabia/article21517.ece

http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/your_money/saudi-billionaire-eyes-new-links-with-news-corp-1-17-20101263863244536

Cindy Munford on September 11, 2010 at 11:12 AM

Well Fox has a large Saudi ownership so you know they were instructed not to. Make you nervous that the news outlet conservatives watch most is controlled by Islam? It should.

BL@KBIRD on September 11, 2010 at 9:49 AM

7% ownership gives you a seat in the bus, not hands on the wheel.

Extrafishy on September 11, 2010 at 2:13 PM

Every one called this back woods pastor a dumb hill billy. But he had the whole world watching his every move. Who is dumber? The watchee or the watcher?

Herb on September 12, 2010 at 10:00 AM

Suppose the media had spent half as much time on Obama as they have on Jones?

abcurtis on September 12, 2010 at 10:44 AM

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