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NY Times Allows Atheists' Full-Page, Anti-Catholic Ad; Rejected 'Anti-Muslim' Ad in 2012
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matthew-balan/2014/07/03/ny-times-allows-atheists-full-page-anti-catholic-ad-rejected-anti-mus ^

Posted on 07/04/2014 9:46:55 AM PDT by chessplayer

The Federalist's David Harsanyi pointed out the New York Times's clear double standard when it comes to advertising in a Thursday post on Twitter. The writer recounted that the liberal paper "rejected an ad aimed at one religion" in 2012, but printed a full-page ad in Thursday's edition from the far-left Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF), which blasted the "all-male, all-Roman Catholic majority" on the Supreme Court for its decision in the Hobby Lobby case.

Harsanyi linked to a March 15, 2012 item on the ultra-liberal Think Progress blog that spotlighted how the Times "rejected a full-page anti-Islam advertisement submitted by anti-Muslim activists Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer." What Think Progress left out was the fact that Geller and Spencer's ad was a response to a previous anti-Catholic ad from FFRF, as libertarian blogger David Volokh documented at the time:

...Here is the New York Times' response to the [ad] submission, according to Geller:

Bob Christie, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications for the New York Times, just called me to advise me that they would be accepting my ad, but considering the situation on the ground in Afghanistan, now would not be a good time, as they did not want to enflame an already hot situation. They will be reconsidering it for publication in "a few months."

The Times is of course entitled to choose what ads to run. But, assuming Geller's account of the Times' response is correct, that response simply proves one of Geller's points: Almost no Catholics are likely to respond violently even to harsh criticism of the Catholic Church — but enough Muslims are likely to respond violently to harsh criticism of Islam (whether the response is against the critic or against others) that the Times itself views such criticism as unsafe. There are plenty of peace-loving Muslims, but unfortunately there are also enough extremist Muslim thugs to affect what the Times is willing to publish.


TOPICS: Religion
KEYWORDS: anticatholicbigotry; nyt

1 posted on 07/04/2014 9:46:55 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

The NY Times, the paper whose editors should have been arrested, tried for treason and executed over 50 years ago for tipping off Castro about the bay of pigs invasion which almost resulted in a nuclear war. And incredibly they pulled the same crap again during the gulf war and the war on terror. Yet they are still allowed to remain in business because according to liberals, freedom of speech is the same thing as treason.


2 posted on 07/04/2014 9:50:12 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: chessplayer

The bigots at the NYT still sell newspapers?

It has been so long ago that I canceled I wasn’t sure.


3 posted on 07/04/2014 9:51:47 AM PDT by boycott
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To: chessplayer

A double standard by the NYT? Say it ain’t so! Oh the huge Manatee!


4 posted on 07/04/2014 9:59:35 AM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was blind but now I see...)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Regulate newsprint since it is an nonsustainable resource and is abusive to trees. Save the trees, outlaw newsprint. Easiest way to get rid of newprint media.


5 posted on 07/04/2014 10:01:30 AM PDT by x_plus_one
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To: chessplayer

Typical Liberal: “My high school social studies teacher said that Catholics started the Crusades, like, ummm, back when Bush was President or something. She said that Muslims have never hurt anyone and they just want to be left alone to worship Jesus—the real one and not the one those Baptists worship.” </sarc>


6 posted on 07/04/2014 10:01:36 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyranni)
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To: chessplayer

Technically, the Catholic church is a minority religion in America.

So they’re attacking a minority.


7 posted on 07/04/2014 10:09:58 AM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: chessplayer; Oldeconomybuyer; RightField; aposiopetic; rbmillerjr; Lowell1775; JPX2011; NKP_Vet; ...
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Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of general interest.

8 posted on 07/04/2014 10:11:28 AM PDT by narses (Matthew 7:6. He appears to have made up his mind let him live with the consequences.)
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To: narses
I do not want to be on your ping list, but an attack on Catholics is an attack on all of us Christians.

As Ben Franklin once said, "We must all hang together or we will surely hang separately!"

We are at war with an unholy alliance of Liberals and Moslems. Accept it and choose your side. It is to the extinction of the other.

9 posted on 07/04/2014 10:20:48 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfusbutcher)
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To: Redleg Duke

I agree. God Bless!


10 posted on 07/04/2014 10:21:22 AM PDT by narses (Matthew 7:6. He appears to have made up his mind let him live with the consequences.)
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To: chessplayer

It’s been obvious for years they hate Christians


11 posted on 07/04/2014 10:53:04 AM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: chessplayer

Can a good counter arrguer. raise $70 Gs to offer a truthful ad. Just run the same ad the same picture of Sanger and just tell the truth?

That would be a better Whitney headline - if it gets rejected, as It would. Or run it


12 posted on 07/04/2014 10:55:59 AM PDT by stanne
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To: chessplayer

I tell my children the same thing I tell them about Obama; they do the work of the Devil.


13 posted on 07/04/2014 11:14:57 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Viennacon

Just a bunch of staurophobes acting stupid and showing their behind.

Staurophobia is the pathological fear/hatred of the Cross, eapecially of Him Who it represents.

The term comes from the Greek “stauron” (cross) and phobia which is an irrational fear.

I did not coin the word; another poster did, but it brilliantly describes the behavior of the NYT.


14 posted on 07/04/2014 11:43:41 AM PDT by Ban Draoi Marbh Draoi ( Gen. 12:3: a warning to all anti-semites.)
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

If it wasn’t for double standards, the NYT would have no standards at all.


15 posted on 07/04/2014 1:05:26 PM PDT by getarope (Jesus is coming soon, and boy is he PISSED!)
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