Newsweek's Alter Distorts Gingrich's Ground Zero Mosque Opposition
You can agree or disagree about former Speak of the House Newt Gingrich's view on the Ground Zero mosque, but is it fair to vilify him with a false characterization of his views?
Newsweek columnist Jonathan Alter had a peculiar take on Gingrich's point of view during a Sept. 13 appearance on Fox Business Network's “Imus in the Morning.” He expressed his frustrations with the attacks on Islam, as it pertains to public discourse with not only the Ground Zero mosque, but also the idea of people burning Qurans, which has garnered a fair amount of attention from the left-of-center media.
“And when you have people like Newt Gingrich, I think, my big takeaway from this is that he's just completely destroyed any -- the last shred of legitimacy he had to comment about anything. My favorite line by Gingrich is he said, 'You know, when
But Gingrich's statement about the mosque referred specifically to the Ground Zero mosque, not all mosques in the