Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

On 'This Week,' debate about the mosque

Bloomberg News editor Al Hunt was a panelist on ABC's "This Week."
Bloomberg News editor Al Hunt was a panelist on ABC's "This Week."

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.