Pamela’s ads will be nationwide:
The truth is hardly “popular”- Â the truth is the truth.
Most people can’t stand it. Most can’t handle the truth.
That’s why Pamela Geller is so right and her detractors so wrong.
Free-speech free-for-allÂ NY Post
NowÂ that’sÂ how you counter something you consider to be hate speech.
WithÂ moreÂ speech.
Not spray paint â€” like self-promoting Muslim activist Mona Eltahawitch.
As The Post’s Jennifer Fermino reported yesterday, no fewer than three groups have bought new subway ads to counter the “defeat jihad” notices bought by blogger Pamela Geller.
Which is good news for free speech.
Not to mention the MTA â€” which can sure use the dough.
Ads paid for by United Methodist Women declaring that “Hate speech is not civilized” went up this week in the same subway stations as the anti-jihad ones.
Others have been purchased by Rabbis for Human Rights and the Christian group Sojourners. All make their points respectfully but forcefully â€” and without obliterating anyone else’s ads.
In fact, Geller â€” who had to go to court when the MTA initially tried to ban her ads â€” says she’s bought another $20,000 worth of posters, which will soon make their appearance in other subway stops.
Not everyone agrees that her ads actually constituted what’s been popularly designated these days as hate speech. But some did â€” and suggested that hate speech of any kind needs to be forcefully suppressed. (Photo: Getty Images, Pamela Geller)
Most others, we suspect, appreciate the First Amendment and its guarantees even for unpopular speech.
If it catches on, maybe the MTA will raise enough cash to call off a fare hike. That would be a free-speech fringe benefit.
- Washington Post: “Metro ordered to display pro-Israel ads”–The “fears” of the DC MTA validate the message and the necessity of our ads. We are Americans, we do not cower or reward barbarity and savagery.
“Hate speech is not civilized”– cracks me up.
A bunch of clueless moral supremacists and kumbaya f*kctards think they are the arbiters of civilisation while assisting our enemies to bring it to an end? What a ship of fools!
I guess they are the kind of people who write on their gravestones “at least we were better than them….”