CNN pretends tent on sidewalk is bombing suspect’s prison cell

By David Edwards
Monday, April 29, 2013 13:34 EDT
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Don Lemon pretends tent is bombing suspect's prison cell
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CNN helped viewers visualize Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s life in a 10-by-10-foot prison cell by pitching a small party tent outside Federal Medical Center Devens in Massachusetts on Monday.

Throughout the day, CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer returned to Don Lemon for live updates from the tent.

“We just happen to have a tent that’s 10 by 10,” Lemon explained.

The small canopy contained several packing containers with a sheet and a pillow to simulate a prison bed, a small table, yellow tape as walls around the cell and a white piece of cloth representing Tsarnaev’s food slot. There was gray box sitting in the corner of the tent where a toilet might be.

“People who are watching are saying if he is guilty, this is probably too big for him,” Lemon explained as a loud dump truck throttled by.

Watch this video from CNN’s Newsroom, broadcast April 29, 2013.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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