The internets were atwitter yesterday about President Obama’s amazing statement that “the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam,” but you’d never know it from today’s News & Observer coverage.

The perfunctory McClatchy news service story they ran, which combined the Obama UN appearance with a Romney appearance, did not mention the comment, which commentators yesterday pointed out threw the First Amendment under the bus, and judged all Christians as slanderers since, by definition, they don’t believe Muhammad is the prophet of God. Sensing the controversial nature of the sentence, many mainstream news outlets, like the N&O just chose to “disappear” it.