Here's a perfect example of how left-wingers think. Imagine there is a poster that some left-wing moonbat disagrees with. The poster, mounted in a public place, is an expression of free speech. But does the left-winger put up a similar poster? No. Instead, the person finds it perfectly acceptable to vandalize the poster all in the name of her "free speech." These people just don't get it.
This story has to do with Mona Eltahawy, a left-wing activist, who is also a darling of CNN and MSNBC. As reported by NewsBusters.org, Eltahawy is a former Reuters correspondent... yes, a professional "journalist." She and four others were arrested in New York earlier this week for vandalizing signs. Here's the story from the New York Post.
Eltahawy -- whom The Post videotaped spray-painting one of the ads in Times Square -- was one of five people arrested in Manhattan Tuesday for allegedly defacing the subway signs.
The other four -- Leena Widdi, 19, Sherry Wolf, 47, Kenneth Chan, 22, and Emmanuel Pardilla, 21 -- were caught obscuring an ad in the 49th Street N/R/Q station, cops said.
They were charged with violating local law and unlawful posting of an advertisement. They all received summonses.
Unlike Eltahawy -- who got a small amount of spray paint on a woman who tried to stop her from defacing the ads -- the others were not detained overnight.
Here's the video:
She calls it a "non-violent protest," but it's just vandalism.
As NewsBusters.org reported, CNN's take on the whole story was to frame Eltahawy's "activism" and expression of free speech as equivalent to those who lobbied to put the signs up:
Check out this New York Post video. That is activist Mona Eltahawy, tussling with the woman holding a mounted camera. Eltahawy calls what she is doing an expression of free speech. That's the very argument supporters of the posters used to win the right to put them up. Three of the 10 posters at various subway stations were ripped or defaced during the first day that they were up.
If Eltahawy wants to express herself... have at it. Hopefully no one is listening anyway.