The AFDI freedom lovers and historical accuracy ads
After Seattle METRO reversed its decision to run a Jew-hating ad campaign (largely because we insisted on running a pro-Israel campaign -- more here, Victory! Seattle Transit Drops Jewish Blood Libel Bus Ads), the Jew-haters are back, and so are the human rights lovers.
The Jew-hating group, Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign, has moved its incitement to hate campaign to billboards, which Clear Channel happily accepted. Good for free speech. Free speech for everyone.
We have submitted our pro-Israel human rights ad to Clear Channel, and expect no difficulty, considering the evil propaganda they have run. They cannot pick their hate and they cannot pick their politics. Atlas will keep you posted. Huge props to Big Fur Hat for working with me in putting together the ads.
Note: Notice how Madrid never names the group in her article. Those who cover for evil are just as complicit.
Group Behind Anti-Israel Bus Ads Launches Billboard Campaign The Slog, Cienna Madrid on Thu, Apr 21, 2011
Months after losing a federal court case involving King County Metro's decision to censor political bus ads accusing Israel of war crimes, the group behind the bus ads has purchased billboard space throughout Seattle demanding that the US stop funding the Israeli military.
The first of two billboards, located on Elliot Avenue and on Lake City Way NE, have been erected. The Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign, which purchased the billboard space from Clear Channel, says two more are scheduled in the coming weeks and will stay up for a month. “We always planned to follow our bus ad campaign with additional messages in other venues," explained Mark Eichinger-Wiese, a spokesman for the group, in a press release. "We had this Equal Rights banner designed before we launched our ‘Israeli War Crimes’ campaign in December.”
- The billboard on Elliot Avenue
The ACLU has brought a lawsuit against King County on behalf of the group, alleging that the county violated their constitutional rights by refusing to honor a contract to run the bus ads. Ed Mast, a spokesman for the group, wouldn't speak to the lawsuit except to say that it was "ongoing."