On 'This Week,' debate about the mosque
By Robert Farley
Published on Tuesday, August 24th, 2010 at 12:41 p.m.
By now, most of those following the so-called "Ground Zero Mosque" issue know it is not on Ground Zero -- but rather is two blocks away.
But on ABC's This Week on Aug. 22, 2010, Bloomberg's Al Hunt said it's not even a mosque.
Hunt said the issue has been "demagogued" and added, "This is not on ground zero. This is not a mosque. It's a cultural center that has a prayer area."
Hunt's comment echoed Frank Rich who stated in an Aug. 21, 2010, New York Times op-ed, "It"s not a mosque but an Islamic cultural center containing a prayer room."
We checked the facts and found the group developing the property has repeatedly called it a mosque.
See Truth-O-Meter item.
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