Turner will pay $2 million for Aqua Teen fiasco - VIDEO
But now it looks like Turner and marketing firm Interence Inc. will pay Massachusetts and federal agencies $2 million in compensation for the resources spent during last week's scare. That's about a million dollars to cover costs, and another million that will go to fund other homeland security functions.
While Mooninites signs were put up in 10 cities, only Boston took extreme actions to deal with them, resulting in the rather large bill for law enforcement activities.
In other Mooninite news, G4's Attack of the Show weighed in on the controversy last week. We have video of host Kevin Pereira's analysis of the incident after the jump.
So there you go. The major media news networks need to learn to check Google every now and again. And as for Turner Broadcasting? Yeah, they're shelling out $2 million, but Aqua Teen Hunger Force's ratings jumped 20% the day after the bomb scare. It's anyone's guess whether viewer curiosity will translate into long term ratings gains.