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CNN's How-To on Pressure Cooker Bombs Irks Twitter Users (Video)

Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 01:50 PM

By Alexandra Ward

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Twitter users are furious that CNN aired a segment Monday showing what goes into assembling a pressure cooker bomb like the ones the bombers used to kill three people and injure more than 170 last week at the Boston Marathon.

CNN's David Mattingly led the feature that gave an inside look at the bombs, including a recreated explosion to showcase the level of damage that can be caused. But online, people were fuming.

"Great, let's just showcase this for the world to see what house-hold products you can use to make a bomb," one user commented on a YouTube clip of the segment. "Who needs terrorists training camps when you have CNN?"

"We're sure CNN has a very good reason for showing how easy it is to build a weapon of mass destruction. We don’t know what that reason is, though," Twitter aggregation site Twitchy commented. "Kermit Gosnell’s trial was postponed today because the defense attorney called in sick, so they must have had some extra time to fill."












Others pointed out that CNN didn’t actually provide a recipe for the bomb and that the step-by-step instructions are readily available online, but that didn’t quell those already aggravated by the airing.

"Detailed plans to build many types of bombs are easily available all over Internet," a YouTube poster said. "Terrorists are not going to be using this clip from CNN to build a pressure cooker bomb. Think about it!"





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Mass. Gov Patrick: Video Shows Bomb Suspect Dodging Blast

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