Letters to the Editor

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Tag: King County

Dec.
22nd

ISRAEL: Things get curioser and curioser on King County buses

Re: “King County rethinks bus ad policy” (TNT, 12-22).

One group is running anti-Israel ads on King County Metro buses. Now another group wants to run anti-Palestinian ads. Each ad accuses the other country of war crimes. Both contain disturbing photos.

Is Metro in the advertising business, or is it simply a transit system that also advertises?

It is a transit system, considered a common carrier, and thus legally bound as a common carrier to a higher standard for transporting passengers safely.

Metro’s advertising policy states that it can reject ads that incite a “breach of public safety,

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Dec.
22nd

ISRAEL: Critics should be able to buy bus ads

Re: the “controversy” surrounding the King County Metro Bus ads, “Israeli War Crimes – Your tax dollars at work” (TNT, 12-22):

Not all Jews in King County are as thin-skinned as the ones making all the noise. I tend to agree with the premise of the advertisement, but more importantly I believe these individuals have the First Amendment right to express themselves so long as they are not threatening public safety.

Freedom of speech should not be restricted merely because some people may be offended by the content. Contrary to the Anti-Defamation League’s statement, stifling this advertisement will lead

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