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When Right-Wing Crazy Backfires: 5 Ways Racist Pro-Israel Ads Make the Right Look Like Hateful Idiots

Anti-Muslim blogger and activist Pamela Geller fought to place anti-Palestinian subway ads in New York. And they helped reveal the racism at the heart of her right-wing Zionist message.

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5. Fox News Calls Geller ‘Inflammatory’ and ‘Anti-Muslim’

The right-wing news outlet has boosted Geller’s career. She frequently appeared on Fox News during the manufactured furor over the Park 51 Islamic community center in Manhattan. And Fox News has also given “Geller a platform to promote her book  The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration's War on America  and was  given airtime  to promote and fundraise for her campaign suggesting that honor killings and terrorism are representative of the Islamic faith,” according to Media Matters for America.

But Media Matters noted yesterday  that “Fox seems to have finally drawn a line on  Geller's bigotry.” The media watchdog group reports that “Fox News obscured language in Islamophobic billboards created by conservative blogger Pam Geller's American Israel Defense Initiative, deeming the language ‘so inflammatory we're not going to show it to you.’” Media Matters also reports that “Fox's panelists agreed that they ‘hate’ the message in the ads” and that Geller is “anti-Muslim.”

Alex Kane is AlterNet's New York-based World editor, and an assistant editor for Mondoweiss. Follow him on Twitter @alexbkane.

 
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