Israeli war crimes ad http://www.kplu.org en King County Executive puts brakes on non-commercial Metro bus advertising http://www.kplu.org/post/king-county-executive-puts-brakes-non-commercial-metro-bus-advertising <p>King County Executive Dow Constantine says the escalation of global interest in a bus placard critical of Israel introduces significant security concerns and makes Metro buses vulnerable to disruption.&nbsp;</p><p>Because of this, he&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.kingcounty.gov/exec/news/release/2010/December/23AdPolicy.aspx">approved an interim policy</a> that calls for a halt to the acceptance of any new non-commercial advertising on King County buses.</p><p>Metro expects to complete work on a permanent transit ad policy by the end of January.</p> Fri, 24 Dec 2010 01:25:41 +0000 KPLU News Staff 436 at http://www.kplu.org Ads criticizing Israel cause stir over Metro bus policies http://www.kplu.org/post/ads-criticizing-israel-cause-stir-over-metro-bus-policies <p>A sign scheduled to run on Metro buses next week has King County officials debating the limits of free speech in transit advertising.</p><p>The ad features the words, &ldquo;Israeli war crimes your tax dollars at work&rdquo; next to a group of kids staring at a demolished building.</p><p>King County Councilman Peter von Reichbauer called for a re-evaluation of the proposed ads, set to roll out Dec. 27.&nbsp; The date coincides with the two-year anniversary of Israeli military action in Gaza.</p> Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:46:55 +0000 Charla Bear 403 at http://www.kplu.org