As the enemedia continues its blitzkrieg to advance a subversive, anti-freedom agenda, there are no lengths to which they won't go or journalistic rule they won't break. All good practices have all but been abandoned to the dustbin of history. In today's column criticizing my wildly successful bus ads, the New York Times is running photos showing that Jew-haters had altered and defaced my ad. Problem is, these ads were photoshopped. So how does the Times present that as news? Does The Times even bother to check their sources? Do they even give their reportage cursory vetting? It's more like if its what fits their narrative, they go with it.
Despite the media's endless prattling on about fictitious "islamophobia"and hand-wringing over the "intolerance" of savagery, the support for these ads by YOU has been overwhelming. Hundreds of emails, cards, letters, and contributions have been spectacular. There is a complete disconnect between the rage spewed by the media, leftist tools and Hamas-CAIR jihadists and the public's overwhelming support and heartfelt appreciation of our messages.
Here the NY Times calls me a crusader (uh, I am not the one engaged in holy war, geniuses). And Robert Mackey uses all too many column inches to give every jihadist sympathizer, hater, and anti-Israel misanthrope plenty of ink to rail against our rational, righteous and moral ads. Nowhere in this long pointless piece does Mackey explain that any war on innocent civilians is savagery. Nowhere in this waste of space does Mackay laud the beauty of the first amendment. Lots of ink for lots of hate and lies.
"Anti-Islam Ads Remixed in San Francisco and New York" New York TimesBy ROBERT MACKEY
As my colleague Benjamin Weiser reported last month, a federal judge in Manhattan ruled that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority had violated the First Amendment rights of a pro-Israel group by refusing to run an ad that refers to Arabs as “savage” on 318 city buses.
The ad campaign was devised by Pamela Geller, the crusading anti-Islam blogger who fought to block the construction of an Islamic cultural center and mosque near the site of the World Trade Center two summers ago. The full text of the ad, which refers to a statement by Ms. Geller’s intellectual hero Ayn Rand, reads: “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man.” Then, between two Stars of David, the tag line appears: “Support Israel. Defeat Jihad.”
While the judge gave the New York City transit system 30 days to consider its options for appeal, the ads have already appeared on the sides of buses in San Francisco, provoking anger from Muslims and supporters of the Palestinian cause.
As the local ABC affiliate in San Francisco reported, the city’s Municipal Transportation Agency took the unusual step of denouncing the ads and running huge disclaimers on the sides of the buses to disavow what a spokesman called the “repulsive” message from Ms. Geller’s group it was forced to accept.
This week, some of the San Francisco ads were edited by Ms. Geller’s opponents to invert their message. An image posted on Facebook on Sunday by an Oakland blogger showed that text was added to the side of one bus so that the ad now reads: “In any war between the colonizer and the colonized, support the oppressed. Support the Palestinian right of return. Defeat racism.”Lily AH, via FacebookAn image of one San Francisco bus, with an ad that has been edited to invert its original meaning.
As Nora Barrows-Friedman reported on the pro-Palestinian Electronic Intifada on Saturday, another ad was changed by superimposing a hand stamping the words “hate speech” over the original text on the side of another bus.
Ms. Geller’s American Freedom Defense Initiative has also succeeded in placing similarly themed ads in Metro-North stations in the New York suburbs. As an image of one of those ads posted on Instagram by a Sarah Lawrence College graduate student who blogs as @supertrampnyc shows, it reads: “19,250* deadly Islamic attacks since 9/11/01. *And counting. It’s not Islamophobia, it’s Islamorealism.”supertrampnyc, via InstagramAn image of an anti-Islam ad at a Metro-North rail station in suburban New York posted on Instagram by a blogger who decried it as “racist.”
Writing on her group’s blog last week, Ms. Geller posted a reader’s photograph showing that one of those ads, at the Hastings-on-Hudson train station, was torn down leaving only a tiny sliver of paper — on which someone had scrawled: “Countless acts of terrorism and violence have been committed by Christian extremists. Does this make all Christians terrorists?”
Although Ms. Geller has begun a number of similar initiatives in the past, she noted that a pro-Palestinian ad had been placed in Metro-North stations earlier in the summer. Liliana Segura, an editor at The Nation, posted an image of that ad on Twitter last month.
Ms. Segura’s photograph shows, the ad from the Committee for Peace in Israel and Palestine illustrated “Palestinian Loss of Land” from 1946 to 2010 through a series of maps. The text next to the illustration said: “4.7 Million Palestinians Are Classified by the U.N. as Refugees.”
After that ad appeared in stations, a local CBS news reporter spoke to the man who paid it and to the editor of a Jewish newspaper in New York, The Algemeiner. The newspaper editor, Dovid Efune told CBS that the ad was anti-Semitic because “it paints Jews as aggressors, as imperialists — people that are stealing or taking land from others.”A CBS news video report on a pro-Palestinian ad in a suburban New York train station in July.
While the language in the pro-Palestinian ad refrained from attacking any group, the original Ayn Rand statement Ms. Geller adapted her ad copy from is even more inflammatory, as Adam Serwer explained this week in a post on the Mother Jones Web site. During a lecture in 1974, Ms. Rand said:
The Arabs are one of the least developed cultures. They are typically nomads. Their culture is primitive, and they resent Israel because it’s the sole beachhead of modern science and civilization on their continent. When you have civilized men fighting savages, you support the civilized men, no matter who they are. Israel is a mixed economy inclined toward socialism. But when it comes to the power of the mind—the development of industry in that wasted desert continent—versus savages who don’t want to use their minds, then if one cares about the future of civilization, don’t wait for the government to do something. Give whatever you can. This is the first time I’ve contributed to a public cause: helping Israel in an emergency.