Wednesday, 12 September 2018

California transit agency allows ad from Holocaust denial group

quote [ Bay Area Rapid Transit (Bart) officials defended their decision to allow ads for the Institute for Historical Review (IHR), which the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has classified as a hate group that aims to “defend Nazism” and spread Holocaust denial propaganda.

The electronic billboards, which say “History Matters!” and provide the name of the California-based organization, are in rotation at two Bart stations in San Francisco. ]

Holocaust denial may be a crime in much of Europe, but for BART it’s a business opportunity. More of those "mighty fine people."
[SFW] [history] [+5 WTF]
[by knumbknutz@2:42pmGMT]

Comments

Hugh E. said @ 3:13pm GMT on 12th Sep
Similarly ...
The Georgia Supreme Court dismissed an appeal by the Georgia Department of Transportation [after a] lower court had ruled the agency violated the Klan group's free speech rights when it denied its application to participate in an "Adopt-A-Highway" program.
rylex said @ 4:22pm GMT on 12th Sep
Time to fare dodge in protest
steele said @ 5:06pm GMT on 12th Sep
I've heard rumors the John Brown Gun Club are going to test the waters with a marketing campaign of their own, but we'll see if it happens.
Anonynonymous said @ 5:35pm GMT on 12th Sep
Well, that's the problem with publicly owned services. Since it's run by the government, it easily falls into the 1st Amendment.
zarathustra said @ 5:45pm GMT on 12th Sep
I'm not first amendment scholar enough to know if it would work, but rather than selling advertising space to individual advertisers suppose they leased all the advertising space to a company that subleased to third parties. Could that lessee exercise content based discretion over ads they accepted for sub-lease as long as the government agency stayed hands-off?
steele said @ 5:58pm GMT on 12th Sep [Score:2 Underrated]
Or fuck advertising. ;)
Ankylosaur said @ 8:23pm GMT on 12th Sep
The 2030 Space Force Moon Landing, sponsored by ResearchFlatEarth.com
knumbknutz said @ 8:47pm GMT on 12th Sep
5432 said[1] @ 10:52pm GMT on 12th Sep [Score:-3 Boring]
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