Thursday, February 01, 2007

It's Not a "Hoax"

Or a "suspicious package" or anything the media keeps blabbing on about.

It wasn't even a package at all. It was a Mooninite. It was glowing, florescent lights.

It wasn't a hoax - a hoax would require malicious intent. Certainly, we can all agree here that none of this was malicious. Certainly, Time Warner didn't intend for any of this to happen.

Wherever the blame belongs - and there's plenty of room for debate there - let's keep this discourse grounded in reality. Otherwise, the discussion is tainted.

1 comment:

Steven Keirstead said...

I completely agree. It's ridiculous to call this a hoax or a bomb scare. Clearly criminal intent was minimal.

It's even more ridiculous to persecute the artists who put them up. At worst they should be charged with unauthorized advertising, the same offense for which someone putting up posters for a missing cat on a lamp post could be prosecuted.

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