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Earlier this week, Weigel suggested that the press ignore Pastor Terry Jones' Quran burning stunt. Justin Elliott explains why this wasn't possible:

[O]ne has to understand the context in which Petraeus decided to weigh in: At that time, the Quran burning had already been treated as a major story in the media in the Muslim world for several weeks. In other words, since at least late July, when it started to get attention in some Muslim-majority countries, the story has been doing untold damage to America's reputation.

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