Despite being jailed overnight for vandalism and facing a hearing in November, cable news commentator Mona Eltahawy seems to have won a victory already. The Blaze reports that New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority on Thursday added language to its ad policy that allows the MTA to reject ads “which the MTA reasonably foresees would incite or provoke violence.”
Just to clarify, we’re talking about the MTA in New York City. In the United States.
— F.R. Newbrough (@FR_Newbrough) September 28, 2012
Remember when liberals said we had to accept flag-burning, *no matter how hateful and provocative that was,* because freedom demands it?
— Everyone's Famous (@AceofSpadesHQ) September 28, 2012
Muslim "expresses self" with violence, is immediately rewarded by city gov't agency with speech restrictions http://t.co/feWwcg6F
— museofhistory (@museofhistory) September 28, 2012
One would think "violence or breach of the peace" would be the actionable offense – NOT the1st Amendment protected ads. http://t.co/CoZLKDOx
— politicat (@politicat1) September 28, 2012
— Jason Mattera (@JasonMattera) September 28, 2012
NYC its baby steps to a Communist America. http://t.co/BJ7gXHhC
— HouseCracka (@HouseCracka) September 28, 2012
So, the Transit Authority is now the authority on what posters might cause otherwise reasonable commuters to become violent? We don’t imagine this scenario has crossed their minds, but it’s a good question.
— Hiram J Goldstein II (@HiramJGoldstein) September 28, 2012