Video: Journalist tries to spray paint over pro-Israel ad

posted at 9:57 pm on September 26, 2012 by Allahpundit

Via News Busters and Ace, the ad is Pam Geller’s “Support Israel, Defeat Jihad” poster and the reaction — from someone who appears occasionally on CNN and MSNBC — is completely predictable, replete with ironic cries of “free speech” as she tries to literally blot out someone else’s message. She seems honestly shocked when the cops show up and cart her away for graffiti. This is “free speech” in the same way it’s “free speech” for you to put a piece of duct tape over someone’s mouth. One’s a property crime, the other’s battery, but the point in both cases is to silence a speaker with whom you disagree. What’s the difference between spray-painting over it and tearing it down off the wall and burning it? Watching it reminded me of a story I heard in college about one of the local student newspapers having printed an edition that offended some group, whereupon the group went around to the paper’s drop-off points, collected the stacks of the new edition, and simply tossed them all in the trash. If you don’t approve of the message, then no one else has the right to consider it. “Free speech.”

I haven’t surveyed liberal reaction to this on Twitter, but I know which way I’m betting. Anecdotal reports don’t look good.


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She knew she was breaking the law. She wasn’t at all surprised, it was all dramatized.

V-rod on September 26, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Freedom of spray…

Folks…

IT is only going to get worse….

Electrongod on September 26, 2012 at 9:59 PM

She actually had a can with her!!!?

astonerii on September 26, 2012 at 10:00 PM

She was just givin’ the sign highlights…

Electrongod on September 26, 2012 at 10:00 PM

And who was behind the camera?

And why?

Electrongod on September 26, 2012 at 10:00 PM

The ever-tolerant left.

nobar on September 26, 2012 at 10:01 PM

We want them all! We want All the…Warriors.

tomas on September 26, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Fur is murder!

Lanceman on September 26, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Ein Volk! Ein Reich! Ein Fuhrer!

Bishop on September 26, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Publicity stunt by an Islamofascist. She hates Joooooos! Gotta be on Team Barry.

Philly on September 26, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Pamela Hall, a broadway actress, is a hero.

thebrokenrattle on September 26, 2012 at 10:02 PM

One of the women was carrying a big stick..

[Obama shudders]

Electrongod on September 26, 2012 at 10:03 PM

We want them all! We want All the…Warriors.

tomas on September 26, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Alive if possible, if not…WASTED!

Bishop on September 26, 2012 at 10:03 PM

The local college communists like the slogan “Fair Speech, Not Free Speech.” That about sums it all up.

Dirt McGirt on September 26, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Media whore, trying to get noticed. Pink spray paint, pink jacket, the tell.

TXUS on September 26, 2012 at 10:03 PM

I couldn’t live in NY ever again. I’d kill someone. Unarmed societies are rather impolite. Rather hostile, and feel they can do whatever they want without repercussion.

wolly4321 on September 26, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Graffiti today…….Molotovs tomorrow.

Girdeth your loins Israel.

You are alone……but so was Elisha and Gehazi. :-)

PappyD61 on September 26, 2012 at 10:06 PM

you have outed yourself as a fundamentalist creepster who protests against the exercise of free speech if it offends your delusional beliefs.
 
sesquipedalian on September 14, 2012 at 12:43 PM

rogerb on September 26, 2012 at 10:06 PM

And who was behind the camera?

And why?

Electrongod on September 26, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Pretty sure it was Eltahawy’s cameraman. He captures the moments when she shakes the cans right before she starts spraying, so it’s pretty obvious that she was planning to show this off. But then Pamela stepped in and ruined her plans.

thebrokenrattle on September 26, 2012 at 10:06 PM

That lady really has no understanding of what free speech is.

sharrukin on September 26, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Freedom of speech as long as the Progs agree with it…otherwise, it’s a no go.

d1carter on September 26, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Media whore, trying to get noticed. Pink spray paint, pink jacket, the tell.

TXUS on September 26, 2012 at 10:03 PM

I fully expect riots and killings in Israel…

Hello?

Nothing?

Carry on.

Electrongod on September 26, 2012 at 10:06 PM

If anyone just watched Beck’s The Project Part 1, this is exactly what it’s about.

Abusing our rights and freedoms and calling it discrimination.
And what’s with the “non violent protest” crap!? Defacing public property is a crime sista-hood, not a right!

She is a Muslim Brotherhood radical who calls herself a TV commenter.

B.S!

katy on September 26, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Yet another sterling example of how much liberals and progressives value freedom of speech and, just like their forbears, hate Jews.

Goebbels would be proud.

coldwarrior on September 26, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Pretty sure it was Eltahawy’s cameraman. He captures the moments when she shakes the cans right before she starts spraying, so it’s pretty obvious that she was planning to show this off. But then Pamela stepped in and ruined her plans.

thebrokenrattle on September 26, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Exactly…

Electrongod on September 26, 2012 at 10:08 PM

I’m pretty sure that what she was doing was making a citizen’s arrest of the poster for the crime of hate speech. Sheesh. They should be giving the poor woman a commendation and keys to the city……/

cynccook on September 26, 2012 at 10:08 PM

She can do it, she was raped- raped !!

burrata on September 26, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Who was the woman getting sprayed..?

d1carter on September 26, 2012 at 10:09 PM

I see a lot of community organizing goin’ on..

Obama..You are our only hope……..

Come back to the outside where you could make change…

*snicker*

Electrongod on September 26, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Your tolerant liberalism on display. And those were very lovely bracelets she was wearing at the end.

Sasha List on September 26, 2012 at 10:11 PM

I couldn’t live in NY ever again. I’d kill someone. Unarmed societies are rather impolite. Rather hostile, and feel they can do whatever they want without repercussion.

wolly4321 on September 26, 2012 at 10:04 PM

We would never get this lucky though. You really think that fool would spray paint near someone who had the ability to shove the can so far down their throat that they would pee pink for a week?

Bishop on September 26, 2012 at 10:12 PM

I can see how the bimbo is confused after the OWS got away with numerous crimes under the guise of free speech.

Blake on September 26, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Who was the woman getting sprayed..?

d1carter on September 26, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Not sure.

But Clinton…That is Bill…

Is jealous..

Electrongod on September 26, 2012 at 10:12 PM

So is msnbc going to give her a raise?

Blake on September 26, 2012 at 10:12 PM

The ever so tolerant left… fabulous…

Khun Joe on September 26, 2012 at 10:12 PM

She is exactly the type woman who Chris Hayes has on his weekends shows “Up with Chris Hayes”. Imagine 4 or 5 of her sitting around a table yacking.

I recall one or two weeks ago there was a Jewish liberal from Daily Beast who you’d hate otherwise but he sat there rolling his eyes and getting angry over the blatant anti-Semitism. “I get it, I get it. You hate anything Israel” he told this woman’s twin.

Marcus on September 26, 2012 at 10:13 PM

The poster doesn’t say to wipe out Moslems. It says only to defeat jihad. So, this ‘journalist’ is saying she either favors jihad, or that jihad is inextricably linked to Islam. If the latter, then there’s no such thing as a ‘moderate Moslem’.

Liberals never really think through their opinions or actions, do they?

Liam on September 26, 2012 at 10:13 PM

Did that muslima get a phone call from Hussein yet ?

burrata on September 26, 2012 at 10:13 PM

The Left: Tolerance from thee, but not from me!

4Grace on September 26, 2012 at 10:13 PM

liberals are truly the stupidest species on the planet

what’s confusing about free speech? bewildering nincompoopery

Slade73 on September 26, 2012 at 10:15 PM

IT is only going to get worse….

Electrongod on September 26, 2012 at 9:59 PM

It has begun. Obama stated before the world:

‘The Future Must Not Belong To Those Who Slander The Prophet’

Fallon on September 26, 2012 at 10:16 PM

The last two seconds were the best, some dude starts laughing.

Bishop on September 26, 2012 at 10:16 PM

Pretty sure it was Eltahawy’s cameraman. He captures the moments when she shakes the cans right before she starts spraying, so it’s pretty obvious that she was planning to show this off. But then Pamela stepped in and ruined her plans.

thebrokenrattle on September 26, 2012 at 10:06 PM

The video was shot by the New York Post per the article that AP linked to.

Prominent Egyptian-American journalist and activist Mona Eltahawy, author of FP’s May/June cover story, was arrested on Tuesday in New York City and jailed overnight following a scuffle over American Freedom Defense Initiative leader Pamela Geller’s anti-Islam subway ads. In a video shot by the New York Post, Eltahawy is seen defacing one of the ads with a can of pink spray paint, until Pamela Hall, a supporter of Geller’s initiative, throws herself into the line of fire.

JPeterman on September 26, 2012 at 10:18 PM

AP wrote:

Watching it reminded me of a story I heard in college about one of the local student newspapers having printed an edition that offended some group, whereupon the group went around to the paper’s drop-off points, collected the stacks of the new edition, and simply tossed them all in the trash.

The essence of the political Left. In Berkeley, home of the “free speech” movement, they love to shout people down. Does the irony of it escape them?

Paul-Cincy on September 26, 2012 at 10:19 PM

In some jurisdictions, she’d have been tasered and pepper sprayed for resisting.

Nobody noticed she was reaching into her handbag while being cuffed. That there would get her shot in my state.

john1schn on September 26, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Honest question. At what point… I mean we have shown restraint of heroic proportion for so long. My patience is wearing thin.

My hatred of the loony left grows daily. They think falsely intimidation works. It doesn’t, it just pisses me off even more. I’ve read this story and know where it leads.

They think they have seen right wing, and we have been patient. I’m running out of patience. All the violent miscreant behavior they own, to date. ALL OF IT.

if that ever changes,,

They better be careful of the rules they set.

wolly4321 on September 26, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Someone should burn her house down and call it freedom of expression and see if she agrees.

The Notorious G.O.P on September 26, 2012 at 10:20 PM

She can do it, she was raped- raped !!

burrata on September 26, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Sorry forgot the link ( scroll down)

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/activist-gets-in-physical-altercation-while-trying-to-spray-paint-over-anti-jihad-subway-poster/

burrata on September 26, 2012 at 10:21 PM

Electrongod on September 26, 2012 at 10:12 PM

LOL…

d1carter on September 26, 2012 at 10:21 PM

That Pamela Hall lady who intervened deserves a round of applause.

sharrukin on September 26, 2012 at 10:21 PM

She looks like Jeannine Garafalo.

SouthernGent on September 26, 2012 at 10:21 PM

So Mona’s “free speech” trumps everyone else’s.

To the point of destroying public property because she opposes anyone calling jihadis dangerous maniacs in an ad?

Off to jail with her.

For supporting jihad.

And enacting spray paint jihad.

profitsbeard on September 26, 2012 at 10:22 PM

My tolerance for the shenanigans of the LEFT is nearing depletion.

There’s nothing progressive about them, except their progressive rudeness, hatefulness, intolerance, and ignorance.

thatsafactjack on September 26, 2012 at 10:22 PM

And why is this chica not in her burkha? She should be stoned by the men of her clan.

john1schn on September 26, 2012 at 10:23 PM

When she says she’s an Egyptian.. then you hear someone say “it figures”….

Right on! Yes. It does indeed figure.

They are looking to make trouble.

Speaking of starting trouble.. Anyone see this?

The Mohammed film not made by a Coptic but by a TERRORIST??

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/walid-shoebat/the-film-innocence-of-muslims-made-by-terrorists/

katy on September 26, 2012 at 10:24 PM

Prominent Egyptian-American journalist and activist Mona Eltahawy

These two things seem to be inseparable…

d1carter on September 26, 2012 at 10:25 PM

I’m going to tell you the most discouraging aspect of this whole affair. Mona el Tahawi is probably one of the more emotionally mature contributors appearing on MSNBC’s air, and that is just sad.

rogaineguy on September 26, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Lawyer’d up, had it planned…

Gonna be on all the leftard networks bitching about it…

Wait and see….

BigWyo on September 26, 2012 at 10:26 PM

When she says she’s an Egyptian.. then you hear someone say “it figures”

katy on September 26, 2012 at 10:24 PM

haha. Thanks for pointing that out. I missed it. She started rambling and my brain just tuned her out.

The Notorious G.O.P on September 26, 2012 at 10:27 PM

By that crazy woman’s thinking, if she had gone home with pink hair, it would been free speech in action.

Curtiss on September 26, 2012 at 10:27 PM

Mona Eltahawy is a anti-Semitic witch who epitomizes everything that is wrong with the left. So fully engulfed in her racism and her own self importance that she cannot grasp that her rights cease the second that they intrude on the rights of someone else.

Obama’s Operation Eagle Claw.

SWalker on September 26, 2012 at 10:27 PM

What was so hard about saying “defacing public property and assault”? What am I missing? Pam was defending the property from being defaced. Law is complicated.

princetrumpet on September 26, 2012 at 10:28 PM

Nice Ayn Rand quote.

ebrawer on September 26, 2012 at 10:28 PM

Along with vandalism she should be charged with assault. Spray painting someone is assault.

The Notorious G.O.P on September 26, 2012 at 10:29 PM

Lady ‘Slums gotta ‘Slum. You would think she would wear a hijab for appearances sake. She could spark a spontaneous hand raping walking around like that and deserve it.

BL@KBIRD on September 26, 2012 at 10:29 PM

She’ll have hell to pay when Pam Geller gets involved!!!!

sonnyspats1 on September 26, 2012 at 10:31 PM

We want them all! We want All the…Warriors.

tomas on September 26, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Warriors “Come Out To Play

mechkiller_k on September 26, 2012 at 10:31 PM

SWalker on September 26, 2012 at 10:27 PM

Dude, I know you have some important and good things to say…and I’m not being a *ick here…but yer web site looks like a 10th grade Algebra story problem…

..again…I’m not trying to be an a$$hole…

just saying…

BigWyo on September 26, 2012 at 10:32 PM

One’s a property crime, the other’s battery,

Is spray painting someone battery?

besser tot als rot on September 26, 2012 at 10:33 PM

you have outed yourself as a fundamentalist creepster who protests against the exercise of free speech if it offends your delusional beliefs.

sesquipedalian on September 14, 2012 at 12:43 PM

rogerb on September 26, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Well played, sir, well played.

kim roy on September 26, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Go check out the stay jobless my friend at the bottom of the Friday funnies.

http://www.tonysrants.com/

uncommon sense on September 26, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Does the irony of it escape them?

Paul-Cincy on September 26, 2012 at 10:19 PM

Yes. It does. They have no idea what free speech means.

besser tot als rot on September 26, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Just watched the video. What a retard. Commit what ever crime you want, call it a protest, and then it’s all good right?

ebrawer on September 26, 2012 at 10:36 PM

One’s a property crime, the other’s battery,

Is spray painting someone battery?

besser tot als rot on September 26, 2012 at 10:33 PM

not as long as you don’t burst into flame like a Chevy Volt :)

uncommon sense on September 26, 2012 at 10:37 PM

SWalker on September 26, 2012 at 10:27 PM

Dude, I know you have some important and good things to say…and I’m not being a *ick here…but yer web site looks like a 10th grade Algebra story problem…

..again…I’m not trying to be an a$$hole…

just saying…

BigWyo on September 26, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Ok, and your point would be? Are you offering to provide a better graphics theme? or just ummm, what?

SWalker on September 26, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Yeah, honey, you’re all victims. No matter what you do… somehow you’re the victim.

[roll eyes]

mankai on September 26, 2012 at 10:38 PM

Mona Eltahawy, the Egyptian-(something-or-other), is completely filled with hate, isn’t she?

jaime on September 26, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Mona Eltahawy, the Egyptian-(something-or-other), is completely filled with hate, isn’t she?

jaime on September 26, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Pretty much seems that way, well the part that isn’t filled with narcissistic arrogant self importance anyway.

SWalker on September 26, 2012 at 10:43 PM

Thatsafactjack- that’s my point too.

I’ve had it. Breaking point is dangerously close. I’m actually doing the left a favor. A PSA. Don’t go there, you won’t like the return volley at all. I’ve retreated all that I’m going to.

Get out of my face. You are pissing me off. Everyday, you throw crap like this at me. You better take stock.

I hear ya. Enough with the leftist bullshit.

wolly4321 on September 26, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Well, at least we won’t have to hear that annoying voice on CNN ever again. Wait, I don’t watch the Communist News Network. I think we can add her to the 8.2% unemployed…Nice!

Tbone McGraw on September 26, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Waiting for Barry to announce that the police acted stupidly.

heddly_lamar on September 26, 2012 at 10:48 PM

This is the legacy of the Obama administration. Criminal activity posing as political activism, approved and applauded by the left.

Night Owl on September 26, 2012 at 10:50 PM

I already commented at SDA. HA is a little late to the party.

Old Country Boy on September 26, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Well, at least we won’t have to hear that annoying voice on CNN ever again. Wait, I don’t watch the Communist News Network. I think we can add her to the 8.2% unemployed…Nice!

Tbone McGraw on September 26, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Sadly no, this was clearly a publicity stunt by Mona Eltahawy and CNN, CNN probably had their attorney waiting at the police station. They will use this to boost her ratings.

SWalker on September 26, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Ok, and your point would be? Are you offering to provide a better graphics theme? or just ummm, what?

SWalker on September 26, 2012 at 10:37 PM

No..no..nothing like that…Mebbe it just a first impression…

I’ve clicked on your links a few times…it’s just like ‘GAH!’

Dunno…it’s just me…I’ll give it a go next time I’m there…and apologize..

or mock you…

depending….

BigWyo on September 26, 2012 at 10:50 PM

MSNBC and CNN must be so proud of Mona.

Links to this video should be posted whenever Mona appears on the web doing one of her commentaries.

It is important to remind people who watch Mona’s commentaries of her perspective on Jihad over and over again.

wren on September 26, 2012 at 10:50 PM

So this idiot brought her own camera crew along to record her criminal activity? That’s rich. LOL

ButterflyDragon on September 26, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Obama’s Operation Eagle Claw.

SWalker on September 26, 2012 at 10:27 PM

That article ripped apart the greatest foreign policy mess in 30 years. I include the Iraq war. At least there we had a clue what we were doing!

We have Obama’s Lost Souls over there, left turning in the wind while he runs to Las Vegas.

This group in the exec branch is really uncaring and cruel to Americans.

IlikedAUH2O on September 26, 2012 at 10:53 PM

I want to read the poster.

IlikedAUH2O on September 26, 2012 at 10:54 PM

I haven’t really followed Mona what’s-her-name, but I was formerly under the impression that she herself was flamboyantly anti-jihad, that she wanted a feminist/socialist revolution in the Arab world, that she absolutely HATED Muslim men for a variety of understandable reasons, and so forth. And now she comes along and outs herself as a pro-jihad Arab racialist? What’s up with that?

Is anti-Israel sentiment the ultimate trump card that supersedes all other beliefs you may think you have?

Zombie on September 26, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Tbone McGraw on September 26, 2012 at 10:46 PM

The odds are better that she’ll be given a celebratory welcome than that she’ll be banned by CNN, or MSDNC, or…

wolfsDad on September 26, 2012 at 10:55 PM

SWalker on September 26, 2012 at 10:37 PM

No..no..nothing like that…Mebbe it just a first impression…

I’ve clicked on your links a few times…it’s just like ‘GAH!’

Dunno…it’s just me…I’ll give it a go next time I’m there…and apologize..

or mock you…

depending….

BigWyo on September 26, 2012 at 10:50 PM

By all means please feel free to mock me to your hearts content. I’m not a graphics design anything, I don’t design web pages, I just write a blog, the Blog theme is a standard WordPress blog template.

SWalker on September 26, 2012 at 10:56 PM

think about what they are going to do to us in reeducation camps. These people literally cannot stand nor tolerate Israel’s existence. If I support Israel, then I am guilty. Bring your spray can over here sister, you’ll need an Obamacare proctologist to remove it from your ass.

ted c on September 26, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Should have turned that dog loose on her, and given her the old wooden shampoo.

xblade on September 26, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Bring your spray can over here sister, you’ll need an Obamacare proctologist to remove it from your ass.

ted c on September 26, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Won’t fit there. But I bet there’s another orifice it will go in smoothly.

You dirty, people. I was talking about her mouth.

john1schn on September 26, 2012 at 10:58 PM

The spray can is what Eltahawy uses to apply her makeups.

bayview on September 26, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Did this mouthy babe claim that arresting her was racist? What race is she referring to?

onlineanalyst on September 26, 2012 at 10:59 PM

I haven’t really followed Mona what’s-her-name, but I was formerly under the impression that she herself was flamboyantly anti-jihad, that she wanted a feminist/socialist revolution in the Arab world, that she absolutely HATED Muslim men for a variety of understandable reasons, and so forth. And now she comes along and outs herself as a pro-jihad Arab racialist? What’s up with that?

Feminist, socialist, Muslim, Jihadist…how many times have we seen them on the same team. They really aren’t as different as you might imagine.

None of them truly believe in freedom, free speech, or rights for anyone but themselves. They all believe in a collectivist mentality where individualism is submerged to the ideological demands of the group. These are also united in their hatred of the west and Christianity.

Is anti-Israel sentiment the ultimate trump card that supersedes all other beliefs you may think you have?

Zombie on September 26, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Anti_Israeli, anti-western, anti-Christian. They are natural allies.

sharrukin on September 26, 2012 at 11:02 PM

She looks like Jeannine Garafalo.

SouthernGent on September 26, 2012 at 10:21 PM

\

Why are liberal women always fugly?

I pulled up car with an Obama bumper sticker today. Naturally, the driver was female, fifty and fugly.

bw222 on September 26, 2012 at 11:07 PM

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