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Old 03-14-2012, 06:46 PM
 
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"The New York Times has rejected a full-page anti-Islam advertisement that mirrored a scathing anti-Catholic advertisement the newspaper published on March 9."

"According to The Daily Caller, a March 13 letter sent by the Times to the parody’s sponsor, activist Pamela Geller, said the $39,000 anti-Islam ad was rejected because “the fallout from running this ad now could put U.S. troops and/or civilians in the [Afghan] region in danger.”

"Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, accused the Times of having a double standard and told DC that The Time’s was based on “either [anti-Catholic] bigotry or fear [of Islamic violence], and they’ve painted themselves into that corner.”



Pamela Geller Submits ‘It’s Time to Quit Islam’ Ad to New York Times | TheBlaze.com


Where is all this going to end? How can a major U.S. newspaper be so biased or so intimidated? We are a country of free speech - but only for some or only if there are no risks?
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:50 PM
 
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anti-Islam ad was rejected because “the fallout from running this ad now could put U.S. troops and/or civilians in the [Afghan] region in danger.”

"Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, accused the Times of having a double standard and told DC that The Time’s was based on “either [anti-Catholic] bigotry or fear [of Islamic violence], and they’ve painted themselves into that corner.”

Where is all this going to end? How can a major U.S. newspaper be so biased or so intimidated? We are a country of free speech - but only for some or only if there are no risks?
Intimidate by a concern about protecting protect the safety of U.S. troops and their mission is the equivalent of not turning down an ad that might be offensive to a bunch of priest and nuns? What kind of apples and hand grenade analogy is this?
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:01 PM
 
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Intimidate by a concern about protecting protect the safety of U.S. troops and their mission is the equivalent of not turning down an ad that might be offensive to a bunch of priest and nuns? What kind of apples and hand grenade analogy is this?
Since when are our rights to equality and freedom of speech dependent on fear of the consequences? Sounds like we are being bullied. I guess if the priests and nuns started arming themselves, they would get their chance to be heard?
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:03 PM
 
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Since when are our rights to equality and freedom of speech dependent on fear of the consequences?
Since when do your "rights" extend to the business decisions of a private corporation?
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Limited "Freedom of Speech". In the interests of National Security. What else is new.
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:07 PM
 
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Intimidate by a concern about protecting protect the safety of U.S. troops and their mission is the equivalent of not turning down an ad that might be offensive to a bunch of priest and nuns? What kind of apples and hand grenade analogy is this?
Now we know whose "free speech compass" is irreparably broken. Also, the left promotes a press which fiercely expresses itself even under extreme social pressures, until such social pressures infringe on political correctness principles.

Furthermore, this is an issue of balance, not just on the editorial page, but the in ad pages (you don't even have to take the blame yourself!) The left is full of nothing but egregious liars and hypocritical cowards.
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:09 PM
 
Location: in a cabin overlooking the mountains
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Pamela Geller?!? Are you kidding? She is the nutjob who tried to say the Obama was the lovechild of Malcolm X.

Glad to see the NYT has taste!
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:10 PM
 
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They hypocrisy of the Left continues.
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:11 PM
 
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We are a country of free speech - but only for some or only if there are no risks?
Would it be more in line with your idea of free speech if the NY Times was somehow forced to run Pamela Geller's screed? If she wants the ad run, there's probably a Murdoch rag that will be happy to oblige.
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:14 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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Just don't hire women. It is that easy. You can't come out and say it, but it would be hard to prove you will never hire a woman, because you are forced to do something you do not believe in.

Every action has a reaction.
They never think past their noses.
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