Friday, 24 August 2012
“In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man,” reads one of the ads on the sides of buses in New York. Then, between two Stars of David, the tag line appears: “Support Israel. Defeat Jihad.”
The ads which have reportedly appeared in New York, Connecticut and San Francisco have compelled Metropolitan Transportation Authority to reconsider its policy on non-commercial advertisements.
“The MTA sells advertising space to raise revenue to support mass transit operations. MTA’s existing policy for ads carried on subways, buses and trains permits both commercial and non-commercial paid advertisements,” the McClatchy-Tribune News Service reported the MTA as saying in a statement.
“The MTA does not decide whether to allow a proposed advertisement based upon its viewpoint and the MTA does not endorse the viewpoint in this or any other paid advertisement. MTA is currently reviewing its policy of accepting non-commercial viewpoint advertisements,” the statement added.