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Fear and Loathing in San Francisco, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Ban

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Every news report on the San Francisco transit free speech ban blames me. Every news report runs photos of my ads only. Look at this. No news report mentions that my ads were a response to vicious Islamic Jew-hating ads.

None of the news reports show the ugly vicious ads (scroll down) that prompted me to run ad campaigns on San Francisco buses.

But there is a silver lining to this ban. The savages can’t run their lies and their libel.

It’s funny, but the very first time I saw one of these vicious antisemitic ads in the New York subway system, before I had ever even imagined running an ad, I thought, how is that legal? How can they allow that naziesque propaganda on the platform and trains of the New York subway system? It irked me, and propelled me onto this road.

  
These antisemitic ads are a blood libel.

The SFMTA, WMATA, NYCTA or the transit systems in Chicago, Miami, Denver et al had a problem with them. But they banned political ads after I submitted ads. Our ads of truth made these quisling cretins curl and convulse in service to barbarians.

Here is one San Francisco paper’s take:

Muni Bans All Political, Offensive, And Violent Advertising On Buses And Trains

People with cool, provocative political messages will have to save it for their bumper stickers. As of today, political ads on Muni buses and trains are are prohibited, ABC 7 reports, following a unanimous vote yesterday by the SFMTA board of directors. That brings the city into line with most of its peers.

Specifically, per the board of directors meeting, the amended advertising policy will “prohibit advertisements concerning a political or public issue, containing profanity or violent descriptions or images, are intended to be insulting, degrading, disparaging, demeaning or offensive, are reasonably likely to be harmful or disruptive to the SFMTA’s transit system, encourage or depict unsafe transit behavior or are adverse to the interests of the SFMTA, effective April 5, 2017.”

Ads that fall into this category will include the kind of Islamophobic, pro-Israel signs that are frequently paid for by the American Freedom Defense Initiative, drawing a steady stream of criticism whenever they appear. Speaking to Breitbart News, that Initiative’s president, Pamela Geller, said “San Francisco really is the last city where the ‘Geller ban’ is not in affect,” taking credit for bans on political ads for most public transit systems. In September, Geller launched the below ads, calling a ban on her ads “a ban on the truth.”

Mayor Lee registered his approval for the SFMTA rule change. “I think they can be so hurtful to lots of people,”Lee tells ABC 7, “I’ve seen some of the graphics and I shake my head.” SMH, SFMTA.

For her part, Geller is threatening to sue — she just submitted an ad last week, she says. “It is shocking to me that San Francisco, which is the left-wing mecca of radical liberalism, is moving towards shutting down free speech.”

Wait, is being “the left wing mecca of radical liberalism” supposed to be good, or bad?

The SFMTA, the seventh largest public transit system in the US, authorizes ads on SFMTA facilities and property from trolley cars to buses. Existing rules already prohibit ads concerning “a declared political candidate or ballot measure scheduled for consideration by the voters in an upcoming election or an initiative petition submitted to the San Francisco Department of Elections.”

More:

Political Ads Banned From San Francisco Muni Vehicles, Transit Stops

CBS San Francisco Bay Area10 hours ago
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — San Francisco’s buses, trains and transit shelters will no longer display advertising that includes political …

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