Sam Bacile

Making Sense of the Media
4:41 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

Is Terry Jones Exaggerating His Role in Muhammad Film?

Rev. Terry Jones says he supports a controversial film about Muhammad. But there's little evidence he had anything to do with it.

Rev. Terry Jones has a knack for getting publicity, so it is no surprise he’s inserted himself into the latest controversy involving Islam.

The surprise for Kelly McBride of the Poynter Institute is how the media lets Jones get away with it.

"The media apparently are biting on this without asking some critical questions,” she said.

“Specifically, how did Terry Jones have anything to do with the violence? And the answer is, he didn’t!”

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12:57 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

What We Know About Sam Bacile, The Man Behind The Muhammad Movie

A trailer for the film Innocence of Muslims was uploaded to YouTube in early July.

Originally published on Wed September 12, 2012 8:02 pm

Most Americans knew nothing about Innocence of Muslims. That's the film that has set the Muslim world on fire, causing protests in Egypt and Libya that led to the death of the U.S. ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens.

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