Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Is the mosque the "Ground Zero Mosque"?

The identification of the controversial and proposed mosque in New York City has been given labels. To many news organizations, it is the "Ground Zero Mosque", reflecting that it is located about two blocks from where the World Trade Center towers fell on Sept. 11.

But the New York Times is perhaps the most prominent news organization to see it differently. It is using the term "Park 51 Project" to refer to the proposed construction.

Yahoo.com explores the intrigue associated with names and titles, and why they matter.

Of course, the division over what to call the potential mosque might seem trivial. But the division it has caused among Democrats is not.

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