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‘Islam is going to detonate a nuclear device in Nashville’
Posted by: hal
Date: June 21, 2020 03:32PM
[www.nytimes.com]

This is the largest paper in the state...

A Tennessee newspaper said Sunday it is investigating what its editor called a “horrific” full-page advertisement from a religious group that predicts a terrorist attack in Nashville next month.

The paid advertisement that appeared in Sunday's editions of The Tennessean from the group Future For America claims Donald Trump “is the final president of the USA” and features a photo of Trump and Pope Francis. It begins by claiming that a nuclear device would be detonated in Nashville and that the attack would be carried out by unspecific interests of “Islam.”

The group also ran a full-page ad in Wednesday's editions of the newspaper stating its intention to warn Nashville residents about next month's event “so that they may be able to make a decision intelligently.”

In a story on its website Sunday afternoon, The Tennessean said the ad violated the newspaper’s long-established standards banning hate speech.




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Re: ‘Islam is going to detonate a nuclear device in Nashville’
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: June 21, 2020 03:46PM
Is the decision that needs to be made intelligently whether to stay in Nashville in July?



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Re: ‘Islam is going to detonate a nuclear device in Nashville’
Posted by: bfd
Date: June 21, 2020 03:52PM
Better get the Batman Building on the Bat Phone


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Re: ‘Islam is going to detonate a nuclear device in Nashville’
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: June 21, 2020 03:57PM
Obviously, unlike myself, you have never been in the sales department of a newspaper...especially during a downturn.
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Re: ‘Islam is going to detonate a nuclear device in Nashville’
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: June 21, 2020 03:59PM
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hal
The paid advertisement that appeared in Sunday's editions of The Tennessean from the group Future For America claims Donald Trump “is the final president of the USA” and features a photo of Trump and Pope Francis. It begins by claiming that a nuclear device would be detonated in Nashville and that the attack would be carried out by unspecific interests of “Islam.”

The group also ran a full-page ad in Wednesday's editions of the newspaper stating its intention to warn Nashville residents about next month's event “so that they may be able to make a decision intelligently.”

Yes, let's investigate after repeatedly publishing it and cashing the checks.



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Re: ‘Islam is going to detonate a nuclear device in Nashville’
Posted by: RgrF
Date: June 21, 2020 04:20PM
They published Wednesday and disclaimed on Sunday - just enough time for the check to clear.
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Re: ‘Islam is going to detonate a nuclear device in Nashville’
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: June 21, 2020 04:58PM
It isn't unusual for the advertising dept to be so disconnected from the news operation that neither knows what the other is doing.

Before pagination took over, I had an editor who made a habit of walking the pasteup room just to see the ads and avoid surprises. Still that is quite a delay in the ad running and the paper denouncing it.



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Re: ‘Islam is going to detonate a nuclear device in Nashville’
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: June 21, 2020 05:44PM
So...

...there’s nobody in advertising, nobody, who saw not one, but TWO full. page. ads. declaring a nuclear terrorist act taking place that would cock a brow and say, ‘Well that don’t look right.’?

Really?

Wow.
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Re: ‘Islam is going to detonate a nuclear device in Nashville’
Posted by: lost in space
Date: June 21, 2020 06:03PM
Wellllll, maybe we'll just let this run on Sunday and pretend to make a stink about it 'round Wednesday.



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Re: ‘Islam is going to detonate a nuclear device in Nashville’
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: June 21, 2020 06:16PM
Did anybody suggest targets other than Nashville? Jus' wondering.
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Re: ‘Islam is going to detonate a nuclear device in Nashville’
Posted by: deckeda
Date: June 21, 2020 06:58PM
Strange. But so is the ad.

Even with pagination, an editor should see a page proof, if for no other reason you aren’t running an airliner crash story next to an airliner ad.
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Re: ‘Islam is going to detonate a nuclear device in Nashville’
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: June 21, 2020 07:39PM
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Steve G.
Did anybody suggest targets other than Nashville? Jus' wondering.

What greater national monument could they threaten than the Grand Ole Opry?

...And yet their victory will not be complete with the great Yakov-Smirnoff playing Branson, MO.



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Re: ‘Islam is going to detonate a nuclear device in Nashville’
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: June 21, 2020 08:04PM
How many people in Nashville are going to die from COVID-19 before August 1?



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Re: ‘Islam is going to detonate a nuclear device in Nashville’
Posted by: RgrF
Date: June 22, 2020 01:48PM
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rjmacs
Is the decision that needs to be made intelligently whether to stay in Nashville in July?

Latest info seems to be the piece was submitted and paid for by an anti-Muslim Christian group.
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Re: ‘Islam is going to detonate a nuclear device in Nashville’
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: June 22, 2020 04:07PM
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RgrF
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rjmacs
Is the decision that needs to be made intelligently whether to stay in Nashville in July?

Latest info seems to be the piece was submitted and paid for by an anti-Muslim Christian group.

Well, yeah - that seemed pretty clear from the text. So I guess the decision to be made intelligently is whether to repent and accept Christ's salvation, pronto - cuz time's a-wastin'!?



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