Post 9/11 seems to have become code for “We’re stupid, paranoid, overzealous idiots”
“Everyone can play a part by holding Turner Broadcasting to account for today’s events,” Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley said. “Viewers, advertisers, license holders, can and should make clear to them this sort of behavior is reckless, irresponsible and illegal.”
“Commerce was disrupted, transportation routes were paralyzed, residents were stranded and relatives across the nation were in fear for their loved ones in the city of Boston,” Conley said.
Two men have been arrested and a lawsuit is pending against Turner broadcasting, all over an advertising stunt.
Boxes resembling Light Brights were set up in strategic locations to promote the Cartoon Network show, Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
Two men involved in planning and executing the stunt have been arrested, the Massachusetts attorney general Martha Coakley has confirmed. The charges they face include a felony – placing a hoax device that caused panic – and a separate count of disorderly conduct.
It remains a mystery as to why a full security alert was called on Wednesday over advertising devices that had been present in Boston – and other major US cities including Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York and Los Angeles – for the past two weeks, although Coakley attributed it to the devices having a “very sinister appearance” and “wires”.
OMG!!! WTF!!!!!111!! BBQ!!!111!! It’s got wires run!!!!!!!11