Thursday, December 31, 2015
Houston Mosque Arson Update: Liberal Media Have Egg On Their Faces
Savoy Masjid (Mosque) in Houston
Now that police have arrested Gary Nathaniel Moore, a Muslim, for the fire that broke out last week at a Houston mosque (which he attended), a number of liberal outlets have egg on their collective faces after their initial reporting that talked about a wave of hate crimes against Muslims and their mosques.
In addition, Daily Caller, a conservative blog, and Salon.com, a liberal blog, are in a battle over a posting about the fire by Salon writer Ben Norton, who was reported to have taken his post down after it came out that Moore was a Muslim (and no hate crime occurred).
“The piece was not ‘taken down.’ It was temporarily reverted to a draft, in order to be edited. I was working on another piece at the time (I often write three to four per day) and, as soon as I finished it (a piece criticizing Obama’s mass deportation policies, I might add), I added an update to the Houston mosque piece and it was republished at , with an editor’s note. I’m sorry this doesn’t fit your narrative, but your entire post is not just misleading — it is plain wrong.”