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Thursday, February 01, 2007

See what happens when you miss a day?

I'm totally running behind.
Two held after ad campaign triggers Boston bomb scare

This is an example of what the fear mongering has done. Looking at it, it's nothing to even think twice about. Yet some people got scared and called it in as a terrorist threat. Subways and roads were shut down. Traffic backed up. Total Pandemonium.

And now that the officals have been shown to look foolish they are backlashing with every legal move they can make. Listen to these quotes:

"The devices displayed a "Mooninite" -- an outer-space delinquent who makes frequent appearances on the cartoon -- greeting passersby with an upraised middle finger. But the discovery of nine of the light boards around Boston and its suburbs sent bomb squads scrambling throughout the day, snarling traffic and mass transit in one of the largest U.S. cities.

"It had a very sinister appearance," Coakley told reporters. "It had a battery behind it, and wires."


But Coakley, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and others said the statement offering an apology was not enough, and did not rule out criminal charges or a civil suit to recover the estimated hundreds of thousands of dollars it cost the city to respond to the bomb scares.

"I just think this is outrageous, what they've done ... It's all about corporate greed." Jesus. It's advertising, trying to get people into see a movie. That's not corporate greed. Honestly, you are all being completely ridiculous

...Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis called it "unconscionable" that the marketing campaign was executed in a post 9/11 era. "It's a foolish prank on the part of Turner Broadcasting," he said. "In the environment nowadays ... we really have to look at the motivation of the company here and why this happened."

...Rep. Ed Markey, a Boston-area congressman, said, "Whoever thought this up needs to find another job."

..."Scaring an entire region, tying up the T and major roadways, and forcing first responders to spend 12 hours chasing down trinkets instead of terrorists is marketing run amok," Markey, a Democrat, said in a written statement. "It would be hard to dream up a more appalling publicity stunt."

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