Well CNN spent quite a bit of time today covering the suspicious packages in Boston. Then they learned it was a hoax which had CNN anchors Kyra Phillips and Mike Brooks calling for stiff consequences for those responsible. Little did they know they were hitting sooo close to home…
PHILLIPS:As Mike was saying, obviously, definitely a sick joke in light of 9/11
what, we saw happen there. And then you see this type of scare hit a
city. Of course, the media covering it and all the response.
I mean, this costs a lot of money, when you have all the various
entities of law enforcement and also the Homeland Security Department
getting involved, that’s a tremendous cost to the taxpayer.
PHILLIPS: Sick joke as our law enforcement analyst says.And it will be
interesting to see what happens to those that are going to be held
responsible.We’re going to take a quick break. We’ll be right back.
PHILLIPS: All right. We’re getting more information out of that
developing story out of Boston, Massachusetts.You know, we took a real
serious spin on this story, thinking that it might be a threat to the
city of Boston, Massachusetts, when a number of devices were found
throughout the city.
Now according to our correspondents
talking with their sources in the FBI and also the Department of
Homeland Security, it looks like that this is a hoax. It looks like
this could possibly just be a publicity stunt for a cartoon and an
BROOKS: Well, Don and Kyra, again, we always say that when something like this
happens, you know, it’s tough to put the genie back in the bottle. But
law enforcement officials are thinking that this is a sick hoax. And
that there is no threat to Boston or any other city right now.And
they’re going to try to find out who was responsible for this.
And I guarantee you, it’s not a matter of if, but a matter of when they
find out who’s responsible for this.Those people will be looking at
possible serious jail time, because these kind of things are costly.
They could be very dangerous. And you know, you’re putting
professionals’ lives at risk, even when you’re doing a sick hoax such
PHILLIPS: I’ll tell you, whoever is behind it, they’re not going to be
laughing when law enforcement get their hands on them, Mike Brooks.(emphasis mine)
So who was behind it?CNN’s parent company Turner Broadcasting…
Turner Broadcasting, parent company of Cartoon Network, said the
devices, which consisted of magnetic, blinking lights, were part of a
promotion for the TV show “Aqua Teen Hunger Force.”
“The packages in question are magnetic lights that pose no danger,”
Turner said in a statement. It said the devices have been in place for
two to three weeks in 10 cities: Boston, New York, Los Angeles,
Chicago, Atlanta, Seattle, Portland, Ore., Austin, Texas, San Francisco
“We regret that they were mistakenly thought to pose any danger,” the company said.