We’ve met the enemy, and it’s us

I’ve been steering clear of the “controversy” over a Florida pastor’s plans to stage a Koran burning on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

My reasoning: Why waste ink on the guy?

So I won’t waste ink on whatever-his-name-is. He’ll either burns a pile of Korans, or he won’t. Which may spark worldwide protests from Muslims or not. Maybe he puts U.S. troops at risk, maybe he doesn’t.

What has my attention on this is how gemmed up this whole “controversy” seems to be to me.

So some backwoods Southern pastor with a tiny flock wants to burn some books. Dog-bites-man, that story. The story isn’t the pastor; the story is who benefits from the breathless reporting about his ill-conceived plans.

I’ve been steering clear of the “controversy” over a Florida pastor’s plans to stage a Koran burning on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

My reasoning: Why waste ink on the guy?

So I won’t waste ink on whatever-his-name-is. He’ll either burns a pile of Korans, or he won’t. Which may spark worldwide protests from Muslims or not. Maybe he puts U.S. troops at risk, maybe he doesn’t.

What has my attention on this is how gemmed up this whole “controversy” seems to be to me.

So some backwoods Southern pastor with a tiny flock wants to burn some books. Dog-bites-man, that story. The story isn’t the pastor; the story is who benefits from the breathless reporting about his ill-conceived plans.

Link to column on TheWorldAccordingToChrisGraham.com.



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