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, …