Wednesday, January 31, 2007

All Quiet On The Charles?

Turner Broadcasting Agrees to 2 Million Settlement for Interference marketing stunt that resulted in a widespresd bomb scare. Boston, Cambridge and Somervile were directly affected, as well as major transportation systems, preventing folks from accessing needed medical care. Boston is a hub for several major hospitals. The announcement was caried on local TV less than an hour ago. Mayor Ken Reeves spoke, but was cut off when the networks returned to local programing. Mayor Reeves started saying he believed in public safety. That is all well and good, but he should look to the multiple unaddressed safety violations the City is responsibe for, and get to work on resolving them, instead of "permitting" the City's in house law firm to fight against compliance with Mass State Safety Standards.

Packages found under bridges in greater Boston were deemed a hoax, sometime after Coast Guard closed the Charles to boating. In a twist of common sense, Turner brodcasting has released a statement which was read over the NBC TV news, taking responsibility and claiming similar "bilboards" were placed in other cities around the nation. Folks were upset that a major corporation could be behind such a questionable stunt. Each violation can result in 2-5 years.

Stay tuned...


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