Question one for Jim Ritter after reading his “Muslims see a growing media bias” story, interview with Ibrahim Hooper of Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR): Do you not know that Ann Coulter lost her gig with National Review Online after her post-9/11 call for forced conversion of muslims? If so, why allow Hooper to get away with his allegation that before 9/11 she "would have faced swift repudiation from her colleagues. Now it's accepted as legitimate commentary”? If not, why not?
Question two: Why do you quote (selectively) only one of the allegedly “virulent” web sites, Jihad Watch, which is chock-full of news items from around the world, but not others, such as Anti-CAIR, which quotes Sen. Durbin — "[CAIR is] unusual in its extreme rhetoric and its associations with groups that are suspect" — and Sen. Charles Schumer — "we know [CAIR] has ties to terrorism" and "intimate links with Hamas" — and the prolific, learned, pointed Daniel Pipes? Hooper gave you Jihad Watch (and the incriminating quote?) and then you routinely got routine denial and/or explanation by its proprietor, parenthesizing it?
One is tempted to think that when Hooper said bend over, you asked how far. Sorry, but this is pitiful reportage, sloppy and unresearched, and on page 3, entire left-hand column at that. Your editors are part of the problem too, let it be noted.