Terrible people come in all shapes and sizes. Occasionally, the Terrible Person avatar is a conservative blogger who is either clinically insane or knows exactly what to do to get herself coverage in the Daily News—looks like we have a little of both on our hands, this time. Pamela Geller, an anti-Islamic activist and keeper of the blog Atlas Shrugs (she also worked at the Daily News throughout the 80s), is threatening to sue the MTA if it doesn’t approve her bus and subway advertisement calling the enemies of Israel “savages.”
She submitted her proposal over a week ago and still hasn’t heard back. With no conception of reality to cling onto, the morally-deficient Geller says she will sue because “this is a free speech issue.” My MTA ad depicting a crowd of people angrily checking their watches and cellphones on the R train platform hasn't been approved yet either, but I don’t think free speech has anything to do with it.
Geller is also the co-founder of something called the American Freedom Defense Initiative, which sounds like the 124th sequel to the Know Nothing Party. If you’re a glutton for punishment, check out her ad (see below), which posits that there is a war between civilized man and savages, and if you aren’t supporting Israel, you are a savage.
In any war between the civilized man and Pamela Geller...