DaTech guy got a hold of Stephanie Ong Stillman, the Director of Communications, concerning this press conference this afternoon. The slaughter of Christians in Nigeria, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Malaysia, Algeria et al doesn't warrant a statement, let alone a press conference, but my ads do. Think about that. Hundreds of thousands dead, in the cause of jihad -- no problem, but if we talk about it ....PRESS CONFERENCE.
District Attorney, Board President Chiu, and City Leaders to Denounce Islamophobic MUNI Ads. Here's the cast of clowns: District Attorney George Gascón, Board President David Chiu, Supervisor John Avalos, Supervisor London Breed, Supervisor Malia Cohen, Supervisor Jane Kim, Supervisor Scott Wiener, Supervisor Norman Yee, Ed Reskin, SFMTA and Theresa Sparks, SF Human Rights Commission
Stephanie Ong Stillman, Director of Communications Office of District Attorney George Gascón
Pete Igemi got 'em on the phone here:
SF has a 4 PM EST press conference to condemn Pamela Geller’s anti-jihad ads, but apparently San Francisco has interesting standards in terms of what to condemn and what not to condemn...
I went a step further: I asked if the supervisors will be condemning the Words on the ads or the Bomber or said them? After all if the ads are offensive then the words on the ads must also be offensive not to mention the bomber who spoke them.
She answered: No. They would only be condemning the ads themselves.
This seemed odd to me, so I asked a 2nd time. “So there will be no condemnation of the words of the terrorist in question or the bombing?”
A second time she said No, they are only condemning the ads.
Being a fair minded man and considering with an important event coming up (no I don’t mean the WBC finals important though they are) she was kind enough to give me a few minutes I gave her another chance and asked one more time.
Nope. They are only going to condemn the ads.
At this time she excused herself and I quite understand, big press conference and a lot to do.
So let’s review.
1. Faisal Shahzad: Confessed to 10 counts on a federal indictment for an Attempted Car Bombing in Times Square NOT CONDEMNED BY SF DA, Board President, Supervisors SFMTA or SF Human Rights Commission.
2. Faisal Shazad words:
“Jihad, holy fighting in Allah’s cause with full force of numbers and weaponry, is…an obligation and duty in Islam on every Muslim.”
NOT CONDEMNED BY SF DA, Board President, Supervisors SFMTA or SF Human Rights Commission.
3. AFDI puts up an ad containing those words, attributing them to the man who tried to Bomb Times square. CONDEMNED BY DA, Board President, Supervisors SFMTA or SF Human Rights Commission.
So just remember guys, Say whatever violent and inflammatory thing you want, try to Bomb and Murder Americans and the leaders in San Francisco won’t have a problem with you. But if you put your words on an ad in the subway That’s beyond the pale!
If you can explain that logic, you’re a smarter man than me.
Who wants to bet the media office makes a change in the next hour?