I can attest to the obsession inside of Murdoch’s News Corp. about Muslims. I’ve had conversations with Murdoch in which he, in pseudo-scientific fashion, parses the problem with Muslim intelligence (in brief, they marry their cousins), and conversations with Roger Ailes about the great Islamic plot to bring the terror war to his house in New Jersey.
In other words, all this stuff out of News Corp. is the real, unfiltered thing: retro, primitive, weird, reactionary, racist, paranoid, really, really old-guy stuff.
Indeed, the Islamic center controversy says as much about the internal goings-on at News Corp. as it does about the plight of Muslims in America.
(Via Michael Tomasky.)