But our winner: Rupert Murdoch. His "New York Post" has been beating the drum of race hatred here in New York. A columnist inspired a protest of a Muslim county center in lower Manhattan which the newspaper has incorrectly described called the "ground zero mosque." Well, Rupert got what he wanted, 500 protesters showed up at our most hallowed ground as they hated Muslims as hard as they could hate them. That's when they spotted two dark-skinned men who were speaking Arabic to each other. Part of the group surrounded the pair and witnesses report shouts of "get out" and "go home."
Then as it bordered on true ugliness, New York's Finest stepped in and pulled the men out for their safety even as one of the men with an Egyptian shouted, half fearful, half startled, "I'm a Christian." Both of them were. Joseph Nassralla and Karam El Masry, immigrants from Egypt to California where they work for a Christian satellite TV station. They are Egyptian Coptic Christians. "I flew nine hours in an airplane to come here," Nassralla said, "to protest the community center." He repeated, "I'm a Christian." The problem, sir, is not what you are, but what the rest of them are. They were brought there by Rupert Murdoch, today's "Worst Person in the World."