Political Gabfest on Pamela Geller’s Draw Muhammad event, the diversity of the GOP presidential field, and the Jade Helm 15 conspiracy.

Is Pamela Geller a Free Speech Hero or Muslim-Baiting Cretin?

Is Pamela Geller a Free Speech Hero or Muslim-Baiting Cretin?

Slate's weekly political roundtable.
May 8 2015 11:53 AM

The “Je Suis Pam Geller” Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about Pamela Geller’s Muslim-baiting “Draw Muhammad” event, the unlikely diversity of the GOP presidential field, and the Jade Helm 15 conspiracy.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss whether Pamela Geller’s “Draw Muhammad” event should be celebrated or condemned, why the newly expanded 2016 Republican presidential field has so much more diversity than the GOP itself, and what the paranoid conspiracy over the U.S. military’s Operation Jade Helm 15 is all about.

Here are some of the links and references mentioned during this week’s show:

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Emily chatters about New York’s acceptance of the Uniform Bar Examination.

John chatters about old episodes of Face the Nation.

David chatters about “the most important cocktail chatter [he] will ever do”: Obscura Day.

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Podcast production by Mike Vuolo. Links compiled by Tarik Barrett.