Pamela Geller, the outspoken blogger and Executive Director of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, has managed to buy ad space in several New York subway stations again, but this time there's a 25% chunk of it dedicated to a MTA disclaimer tacked on to the billboard much like a surgeons general's warning has the last word on a tobacco ad.
"This is a paid advertisement sponsored by the American Freedom Defense Initiative. The display of this advertisement does not imply MTA's endorsement of any views expressed."
The ad itself shows the twin towers burning, with the quote "Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers." from the Quran, and three different URL's at top for those who want to read more.
The last time Geller ran an ad campaign in the subway people defaced all of them within hours. Mona Eltahawy was a high profile activist, spray-painting the ads in front of The Post cameras until she got arrested.
On Atlas shrugs Pamela Geller says:
The Observer makes a huge deal out of the disclaimer but the Islamic supremaicsts and their dhimmi Jews have to run it also. See photos below. And my ad is so much prettier, anyway.
Are disclaimers on controversial ad statements going to be the new surgeons general's warning? Art Directors take note, we may have to figure out a uniform way of doing this, so as to not detract from the ads we are making.