Talk About A Bad Advertisment Campaign
Boston was brought to its knees by people calling about suspicious packages that were placed all around the city at the same time.
The culprit has been found. Turner Broadcasting, more specifically Cartoon Network. The boards were of a character on Aqua Teen Hunger Force flipping the bird. The price of the advertisment campaign? Whatever it cost Turner, plus at least an additional $750,000.
Mayor Menino said the hoax cost the state and cities about $750,000. He wants Turner Broadcasting to pay for it all.
“It is outrageous, in a post 9/11 world, that a company would use this type of marketing scheme. I am prepared to take any and all legal action against Turner Broadcasting and its affiliates for any and all expenses incurred during the response to today’s incidents. Boston will look to coordinate our efforts going forward with Cambridge, Somerville and any other affected agencies.”
Smooth. Really smooth.