16 Jun '11, 3pm

This clean air ad was deemed too hot for Boston public transit

This clean air ad was deemed too hot for Boston public transit

Man, is this ad from 350.org ever edgy! First, it has a big picture of Scott Brown -- granted, just his face, not even his pecs or anything, but you know what's implied by a picture of a congressman. Rowr! And just look at those naked facts, parading themselves around so shamelessly. No wonder the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority refuses to post it on trains. The company that handles advertising for MBTA told 350.org that the agency "did not approve of this creative due to its political stance," and therefore would not be running it. Which is a funny thing for a number of reasons. One, the ad actually just states two true things -- Brown voted to block EPA action under the Clean Air Act, and he's gotten $1.9 million from groups the Center for American Progress defines as "Big Polluters ." Okay, so some of the language in the ad ("gut"; "dirty energy") is not exac...

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