How the Quran-burning preacher manipulated America’s Pavlovian media

Unfortunately, in one week’s time, Terry Jones has become a household name. How does this crazed man-of-the-cloth go from running a church of 50 people to appearing on the cover of 50 newspapers overnight? The Daily Beast ’s John Avlon asks this morning. By “following an established formula for manipulating the Pavlovian press in the Internet age perfectly,” writes Avlon. “It goes like this: Take a pre-existing narrative like the mosque debate (‘Are Americans Isla…

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