We've entered an age where any crank can commandeer America's image and endanger the safety of its citizens, thanks to the irresponsibility of television producers. ...

Terry Jones, who was promising to burn the Koran on Saturday, has no more credibility "than that of a person walking down the street with a sign saying 'Repent: The world is coming to an end.'" Yet Jones, whose flock numbers fewer than 50 and belongs to no denomination, has attracted the attention of President Obama, Gen. David Petraeus, foreign governments and even the Vatican. ...
 
But is the fundamental problem the kook, the media who covers him -- or those Muslim leaders who seize on any pretext to foment anti-Western violence?
 
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