I have two reports to post. I started at the beginning of the week, October 8, 2012 and wrapped it up on, Friday , October 12, 2012
To Re-cap a bit of the ad-war:
“Following the lawsuit, the MTA changed its advertising rules last week to ban ads that could “imminently incite or provoke violence or other immediate breach of the peace.”… the new ads “are accepted and conform with our guidelines,” adding, “ The MTA doesn’t endorse any of the ads we carry.”
Both religious organizations and transit officials have confirmed that the new ads will be purposely placed near the anti-jihad spots in the same subway stations.” **
While looking for the ads that the Leftists claimed were going up on October 8, I checked two of the Times Square AFDI anti-Jihad posters. The Lefties threatened there would be a glut of posters opposing the AFDI ad, an ad that has been vandalized by these ‘progressive’ tools and/or removed (pasted over) by the MTA.
I passed by two locations that have the sickly-green “Methodist” Women’s Organization’s posters hanging beside the AFDI anti-Jihad posters.
[42nd St and Broadway] Since we last saw it, it has gone from this smudge:
To this …
Please note that the only vandalizing and denial of Free Speech continues to come from the Radical “Methodists”, Radical “Rabbis” and the very Radical Jim Wallis.
The hostile actions of these Leftards, groups like CAIR, Existence is Resistance and their supporters, are dedicated to stomping on the Free Speech Rights of AFDI; rights to be Eradicated/Obliterated/DENIED.
[44th street and 8th Avenue] Reveals an attempt at tearing the ad:
In NYC the desecration continues: “Free Speech for ME but not for THEE” is their mantra…”Hypocrisy…Thy middle name…”
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Went looking for the Pro-Jihad ads on Friday, October 12 as The War of the Ads continued. The Jim Wallis ad has now displaced the Methodist ad…..
44th street and 8th avenue. They actually replaced the slightly torn AFDI ad (see above) .
BUT, the MTA has now posted the Sojourner orange ad just a few ads north….
The Times Square Corridor ( the scene of Mona Eltahawy’s Spray- Paint Vandalism) is keeping the MTA very busy. The ads positions are floating around the corridor wall. At this time, The “Methodist’s” sickly green ad has been moved and replaced by the Jim Wallis Sojourner orange ad.
BUT…there are still two more pro-Jihad ads to be put up. Can’t wait to see who gets moved next…
As I wrap up today’s journey, I stopped by the 72nd street poster (C line) . It went from being seriously torn, to being replaced and it seems …. it’s location in the station also seems to keep changing….
It now looks like this ( different location):
And for another comparison, pictures of the ads were previously posted here.
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Meanwhile , in Washington, DC the anti-jihad campaign went up on Monday, October 3….and it is amazing!!
From Pamela Geller:
” These are not posters, these are huge displays in light boxes. Gorgeous!”
Read more at Atlas Shrugs
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The light boxes are really beautiful as is the sentiment and so well stated. I just wish you could put a name and face to the people at MTA who gave/give you so much trouble – then we could try to get them fired!