Blaine and box comments aside, CNN seem to have a rather one-sided view of the whole event.
If you view the QUICKVOTE results on this page, apparantly 100% think that the event was “A heroic act of strength” and precisely 0 voted for “A stupid publicity stunt”.
I find that very difficult to believe! In fact, I voted for the latter, and my vote hasn’t been recorded – yet in the last five minutes or so another 60 or so people have voted Yes.
Screenshot available here