The Most Vile Racist Ad Ever (At Least To Date)

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Abby Zimet

In a savage twist on First Amendment rights, buses in San Francisco are now carrying ads by right-wing hate-mongerer Pam Geller and her Islamophobic American Freedom Defense Initiative (sic) that call Israel "civilized man" and Palestinians "savages." Despite a rule banning political ads, the city approved the ads the same day a New York judge ruled that that city's MTA violated the Geller group's rights by rejecting the ads under its own rules as "demeaning" to a particular group and thus essentially hate speech. Judge Paul Engelmayer of Federal District Court said the ad was “not only protected speech — it is core political speech...afforded the highest level of protection under the First Amendment.” If this is "core political speech," we are all in big trouble. There's a petition.

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