FT pull Amnesty's Shell advert
Amnesty International don't like Shell very much. They don't like them so much that they've made an advert to slag them off a bit.
It says: "While Shell toasts $9.8bn profits, the people of the Niger Delta are having to drink polluted water." You can see it, there. *points to the right of the article*
However, for some reason, the Financial Times has declined not to publish it.
The FT said they pulled the spot for legal reasons and it was nothing to do with any editorial thinking.
Tim Hancock, Amnesty International UK's campaigns director, said: "The decision by the Financial Times is extremely disappointing. We gave them written reassurances that we would take full responsibility for the comments and opinions stated in the advertisements. Both the Metro and the Evening Standard had no problems with running the ad."
So did the FT see a legal issue that everyone else missed or is there something else at play here?
Of course, it isn't the first time Shell have been accused of being nasty to human beings. We ran a very hypothetical story about them being hypothetically involved in the hypothetical hanging of some hypothetical Nigerians a while ago.
Are Shell a massive pile of horrible bastards then? Someone make my mind up for me in the comments.