The enemedia tools at the PuffHo are so threatened by the truths I tell that they are resorting to ever baser tactics to discredit me. For decades publications like Time and Newsweek used flattering photos of those they favored and unflattering ones of those they hated to subtly manipulate their readers into falling into line behind their political positions — but there is nothing subtle about this Puff Ho shot of me here. Preston Maddock, who interviewed me for this story, was apparently so wildly afraid that his readers would see the truth of what I was saying that he had to run this dracula shot of me, which they must have sifted through thousands of shots to find. It is so over the top as to discredit them. Anyone speaking makes thousands of expressions, of course, and can be made to look evil by means of a still photo caught by an attentive photographer — but this one is so obviously designed to demonize me that it reflects far more on the Huffington Post than on me. The Puff Hos have hereby departed from any semblance of honest journalism, and become the Der Sturmer of our times. Bravo!
This article is about our ads going up in DC, yet the only ads they show are the Hamas-CAIR pro-jihad ads.
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"Pamela Geller Bringing D.C. Metro New Round Of Anti-Islam Ads?" Huffington Post, February 15, 2013
WASHINGTON — Ready for the next round of jihad-related Metro ads?
The ongoing saga over anti-Islamic advertisements in the district
will soon open a new chapter that reads a lot like an old chapter.
The Washington City Paper reports that the American Freedom Defense Initiative, the organization that stirred up controversy last fall in Washington and New York with its anti-jihad advertising campaigns, has purchased more ad space in the D.C. Metro for a new promotional campaign.
The ad buy would be the latest in what has become something of an
advertising war between the AFDI and the "My Jihad" campaign, which is
sponsored by the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
The Huffington Post reported in January that My Jihad ads were being put up in four Metro stations
— Shaw-Howard U, Waterfront, Rockville and Dunn Loring-Merrifield —
promoting cross-religious understanding through "a public education
campaign that seeks to share the proper meaning of Jihad as believed and
practiced by the majority of Muslims," according to the organization's website.
Pamela Geller, president of AFDI, told The Huffington Post in an
email that My Jihad "is a deceptive campaign designed to distract from
and obscure the true meaning of jihad that Muslims the world over
understand." She believes that her new advertisement campaign will "show
the reality of jihad."
The new ads will play off of the My Jihad campaign, using similar
font, color and design, to invoke a completely different interpretation
of "jihad," which, according to Geller, involves misogyny, anti-Semitism
and "persecution of non-Muslims."
One of the ads displays images of Osama bin Laden and of the 9/11
attack on the World Trade Center, with a quote from bin Laden that
states, "The first thing that we are calling you is to Islam."
Underneath the quote the ad reads, "That's His Jihad. What's yours?"
The earlier controversy erupted in September of last year when AFDI bought advertisements in 10 subway stations across New York City. The MTA had rejected similar ads earlier in the year, but the AFDI successfully sued on First Amendment grounds.
Similar ads were initially rejected by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, but in October a federal judge ordered [PDF] the ads be displayed.
Those ads prompted a response from CAIR, who sponsored the My Jihad campaign in January.
Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesperson for CAIR, told HuffPost that no second
set of My Jihad ads are in the works, and that he's not concerned about
Geller's latest ad buy.
"It's a free country, and she's free to be a bigot and a hate-monger
if she wants to be," he said. "We would hope intelligent people would
recognize it for the hate-mongering it is and make appropriate
conclusions about the motivations of the sponsors."
Riders might have a while longer before they have to draw any such
conclusions. Asked when the AFDI ads would be going up, a spokesperson
for Metro told The Huffington Post on Friday afternoon that "As of now,
we have no signed agreement."
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