Rep. Moran Calls on WMATA to Remove Offensive, Disrespectful Metro Ad

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    (Thanks to Rep. Moran for jumping on this. For more background, see here. Also note that Metro’s ad guidelines clearly state that ads have to comply with a variety of guidelines, including not be “false or misleading,” be “truthful,” “shall reflect a high level of good taste and decency in copy and art,” etc. – promoted by lowkell)

    Washington, DC – Congressman Jim Moran, Northern Virginia Democrat, wrote the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) today asking for the immediate removal of an offensive advertisement disparaging the recent health law which contains the phrase “Go to h[—] Barack” in reference to the President.

    The ad has been reported to be up in Clarendon Metro station. It is unclear if and how many ads are located at other Metro stops.

    Rep. Moran’s letter to WMATA can be found here: http://moran.house.gov/sites/m…

    UPDATE by Lowell: ArlNow has some better photos of the ad.

    UPDATE #2: Politico has picked up the story.