Thursday, February 1, 2007

Turner apologizes for Boston Stunt

Who's apologizing now?

Turner Broadcasting and the Cartoon Network's Program Adult Swim
"We apologize to the citizens of Boston that part of a marketing campaign was mistaken for a public danger," said Phil Kent, chairman of Turner, a division of Time Warner Inc.

Ok, everyone. Let's get real. We are living in this super hyper paranoid world...and along comes a "marketing' stunt, that BY THE WAY, has not been noticed by any other city officials.
Devices were placed in Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Seattle, Portland, Ore., Austin, Texas, San Francisco and Philadelphia.

Now THAT's scary, because what if it was REAL....

R Turner Broadcasting System apologized for an outdoor marketing campaign that sparked a day-long security scare in Boston on Wednesday and shut down the city's Charles River while paralyzing traffic. "The 'packages' in question are magnetic lights that pose no danger," Turner, a unit of Time Warner Inc., said in statement, adding: "We regret that they were mistakenly thought to pose any danger."

Bostonist Adult Swim ran spots preceding all programming, including Aqua Teen Hunger Force, tonight with a similar, wordier, apology for the incident. We've provided the screen cap above – a video of the spot shown before Futurama can be seen here (fifth link).