I was contacted by a reporter from the Washington Post doing a business story on response to the Metro ads from the Greater Washington Initiative.
Anyway, after a brief phone conversation, wherein I tried desperately not to sound like a complete tool, he mentioned that the story was going to be run a few days ago, but, oops, the ad itself was going to be placed opposite the story discussing its content. So they’ve moved the story back and the reporter called to get my take.
My take? I’m a lousy phone interview, to be honest.
He was kind enough to say the article ended up a lot shorter than he thought, so I’m not in it – but take a look at the article.
My favorite part: the Executive Director of the Washington Initiative saying, “the ad was meant to show a contrast: ‘I think most people are smart enough to see the humor in this.’” Wait, so now we’re stupid for being offended?!?