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Did ADL, As Reported By Megyn Kelly, “Blast” Plans For NY Mosque?

Reported by Priscilla - August 3, 2010 -

Words mean something. Fox “News” anchor Megyn Kelly certainly knows that words have connotations which can impact on a news report. Certainly a word like “blast” has more of a powerful connotation than “criticize" or "oppose" (which was in Fox video title). In reporting on the Anti Defamation League’s opposition to the proposed Islamic cultural center near “Ground Zero,” Kelly described them as having “blasted” the plans. The actual statement is far more measured. In referencing proponents of the center, the ADL speaks to how “the bigotry some have expressed in attacking them is unfair, and wrong.” Kelly didn’t mention that. The ADL's reasoned and well articulated commentary is based on sensitivities and not the kind of raw bigoted emotion seen on the posters shown by Fox News. Kelly also didn’t quote a subsequent article, by holocaust survivor and ADL Director, Abraham Foxman, in which he compared the building of the center to the building of a Catholic convent outside Auschwitz. Kelly also didn’t note that the ADL suggested that the center be built at an alternate location. And interestingly, Kelly, as far as I know, never quoted Abraham Foxman when he said that “the most important mainstream media figure who has repeatedly helped to stoke the fires of anti-government anger is right-wing media host Glenn Beck” and described him as the “fear monger in chief.” Ironic, don’t ya think!