One story, in various permutations, dominated the media on this languid mid-August day. Whether it's debating the merits of Obama's seeming endorsement of the Ground Zero mosque, noting some of the fiercest rhetoric that's being bandied about, or trying to figure out just why Harry Reid decided to join the opposition, pundits have had a field day dissecting the pros and cons of the proposed Cordoba House. So, without further ado, here are our top-tweeter's most recent, memorable reactions to the still boiling debate:

Pourmecoffee notes the potential downside to Reid's opposition...

I hope Harry Reid realizes his mosque opposition means now Las Vegas won't get any of the big terrorist conventions.less than a minute ago via tGadget


...and Daily Kos's David Waldman ribs the ever-vocal Newt Gingrich.

If couscous was more delicious, @newtgingrich would be OK with mosques on every corner.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck


The Atlantic's Marc Ambinder, meanwhile, knows how to smell a hack.


Dumbest press release headline du jour: "Obama, Hamas, Bloomberg agree on victory mosque" (from a flack for author Chuck Morse)less than a minute ago via TweetDeck


The American Prospect's Adam Serwer must have received a release from the same PR firm.


BREAKING: Hamas endorses cupcakes. And the Dallas Cowboys. And Justin Bieber.less than a minute ago via web


We're pretty sure Duncan "Atrios" Black made this one up. Though it seems plausible.

hamas, zombie hitler, tim pawlenty all agree: ice cream is tastyless than a minute ago via TweetDeck


Salon's Glenn Greenwald seems to have the logic figured out.

@AdamSerwer Hamas said they liked the tie you wore on TV last night - you know what that means? @AdamSerwer ==> Terroristless than a minute ago via web


With so many opinions out there, it's good to see that Foreign Policy's Mark Lynch found a few that weren't rancorous.

Some people with whom I often disagree have done themselves proud in the NY mosque circus. Applaud them.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck



Time's Mike Memoli doesn't like the hesitation he sees in politicians on the left...


What does it say about Dems that they seem reluctant to rebut mosque frenzy like Scarborough, Stewart and Olbermann?less than a minute ago via web


...while NBC's Joe Scarborough gives a ringing show of pro-mosque patriotism.

I believe in American Exceptionalism. I know America is a city shining brightly on a hill for all the world to see. Let's keep it that way.less than a minute ago via web