Friday, August 06, 2010
SIOA Lawsuit against NYC: Bloomberg's MTA Refuses to Allow 911 Images: Bans Ground Zero Bus Campaign
Today we filed a lawsuit against the city of New York. Here is the complaint: Download Complaint--FDIvMTA--Filed_Stamped
The city has refused to run my SIOA "Preservation of Ground Zero" bus campaign.
It seems that Mayor Bloomberg invokes certain freedoms when it serves his 2012 agenda. Doing away with term limits wasn't enough (which is why we are
still suffering under his no-salt, no-transfat regime). He is now widening his ayatollah-like power grab to imposing blasphemy laws (Islamic sharia
laws) on the secular marketplace. Bloomberg's frenzied push may have inspired Al-Azhar clerics to oppose the Ground Zero Mosque, calling it a "a
Last month, I signed a contract with CBS Outdoor to run a "Preservation of Ground Zero" bus ad campaign. The campaign was paid for in full.
Here is the ad I submitted:
The ad was refused. I asked on what grounds. CBS Outdoor told me that the city said that "images of 911 were not allowed." I was floored. I said,
"It is American history. How can it be banned? What about Pearl Harbor? Is that censored too?" I said, "On what grounds is 911 images banned?" It
is unconscionable. Will of CBS said, "You can't run the plane."
I asked CBS/MTA to provide me with the guidelines for these seventh-century censorship restrictions. They never did. And so, with the help of talented
and singular Big Fur Hat, I removed the plane and submitted this ad with this note:
Will, Still waiting for the MTA guidelines. Please respond to my previous queries. Here is the new art ...... please know that I strenuously object to
you changing my artwork and my message in the process. It's American history. I am floored. However, since you and/or the MTA are unwilling to change
your position, I have no choice but to run the advertisement with your edits.
CBS refused this ad as well. They said I had to remove the smoke. "The smoke?"
When I spoke to CBS's representative concerning the second rejection of my Ground Zero bus ad, he said that the MTA "doesn't want to associate the
new building with Ground Zero." The showing of the burning buildings "hurts people." "Hurts people?" I find bus ads proselytizing for Islam hurts
apostates, are you going to take those bus ads down?
I said, "Are you saying images of the largest attack on American soil are censored?" Are Pearl Harbor images censored? Gettysburg,too?
He said, "The people behind the new building say it has nothing to do with Ground Zero." I said, "So what? That's what they say. Others think
differently. You are telling me they have said it has nothing to do with Ground Zero. But they are on record repeatedly as saying they want it there
for Ground Zero 'healing' and 'outreach.'"
I said, "Who cares what they say, what do they (Imam Rauf and Daisy Khan) have to do with running my ad? They dictate what can and cannot run?"
I couldnt get the images to show up so please go to the article yourself.
Again with the race card when are we ever going to wake up and now CBS is breaking the law but not allowing a lawful paid in full add campaign to run
for one stupid reason or another? I say let them build the dang thing and every time they build any mosque right next door we put up a gay bar and we
should start opening gay bars next door to all exciting ones as well. They want to slap us in the face after 911 I say we slap them right back, for
those whom do not understand why a gay bar is such an insult to them then you need to start following my posting about Shariah Law and how there law
requires them to kill all homosexuals.