Thursday, February 1, 2007

Does This Look Scary to You?

So, the big bomb scare in Boston turns out to be nothing more than guerrilla marketing for the cartoon series Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Boston Mayor "Mumbles" Menino is furious at Turner Broadcasting for causing the uproar.

He's also peeved that he only rated a call from a PR person and not someone at the executive level and he's vowing to bring the full array of charges at everyone and anyone involved, including suing Turner Broadcasting.

Should the outrage be replaced by embarrassment? I think so. The devices were placed in 38 locations around Boston two weeks ago. They were also placed in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Seattle, Portland, Ore., Austin, San Francisco and Philadelphia. Of the 38 Boston, only nine were part of the panic. Kind of makes one wonder about the city's ability to defend itself against terrorists, eh? And like the commenter said on the post below, the other cities managed to realize that the devices weren't bombs, so what's up with Boston?

Many Bostonians agree. According to a Boston Herald Survey 51% of the people asked think Turner did nothing wrong and officials should have known it was not terrorism.

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