On the way back from Vermont, On the Media had a very good story on the reporting around the Aqua Teen Hunger Force guerrilla marketing fiasco in Boston. What is most interesting is how much CNN and all the other cable news media whipped up a storm around the “bomb like devices” for hours before any real information was in, and how CNN (owned by the same parent company as Cartoon Network) appeared to be the first to break the news that these things weren’t bombs after all, but just LED light boards.
The amount of freak out that occurred around a set of 6 LED light boards is truly amazing. I guess we did get our own War of the Worlds afterall, which no one believed could happen again. I wonder if the sense of humor around the incident back in Orson Wells day was as lacking as it appears to be today.