Friday, September 21, 2007



Google "fake bomb" today and you'll pull up stories about an MIT student who was arrested for wearing a "fake bomb" (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2007/09/21/mit-student-arrested-for-_n_65364.html) at an airport. It was actually a circuit board with flashing lights and a battery attached. She also was holding Play-doh.

Okay, I can understand why the board was mistaken for a bomb, but calling it a "fake bomb" implies intent. A pile of paper isn't called "fake cash" unless it was made to look like cash. My cats aren't "fake dogs". This thing is a circuit board mistaken for a bomb, and that's what should have been reported. Calling it a "fake bomb" is sensationalism.



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