“I strongly believe the MTA should pull the ads,” said Rep. Peter King (R-LI), a ranking member of the Homeland Security Committee. “They are especially shameful because the ads will be running during the seventh anniversary of September 11, and because the subways are considered a primary target of terrorists.”
MTA officials said the ads are protected as free speech under the First Amendment. Mayor Bloomberg agreed.
Follow the money – who’s paying for the ads? It would also be interesting to know who in the MTA negotiated this contract. If the feds chased Siraj Wahaj like they chased John Gotti, he’d be in jail rather than in an ad. Full story at the NY Post.