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18Oct
2009
5

My Tribute To Balloon Boy. Listen Now!

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Hope you enjoy me making light of this rather lame story. Enjoy this classic song.-Dr.FB

18Oct
2009
4

Police Confirm Balloon Boy WAS A Hoax!

Baloon Boy & Family. AP Photo Courtesy ABC
Baloon Boy & Family. AP Photo Courtesy ABC

Balloon Boy & Family. AP Photo Courtesy ABC

A Colorado Sherriff have confirmed the "Balloon Boy" was a HOAX. Drfunkenberry readers who trusted my judgment knew this was a hoax on Friday.

The dad calls the local TV stations before calling the police. His "overacting" crocodile tears after the boy was found in the attic. The boy saying "We did this for the show" on a live interview on CNN. But people still believed this load of HOT AIR.

The photo above shows the balloon all sealed up. You all believed that a balloon made of helium could hold a small child? Come on now!

So, as I asked before, did the media play into the hands of the Balloon Boy Hoax? Yes, they did. Criminal charges and everything should be thrown at this so-called father for his antics and making his children and family partake in this B.S.

People asked me to prove this was a hoax. You had the evidence in front of you all along. The father, does not know the difference between good attention and bad attention, he just knew attention, in the end, that was his downfall.-Dr.FB

16Oct
2009
11

Did The Media Play Into Balloon Boy’s Hot Air?

Baloon Boy & Family. AP Photo Courtesy ABC
Baloon Boy & Family. AP Photo Courtesy ABC

Balloon Boy & Family. AP Photo Courtesy ABC

So we all know about balloon boy and his whack parents now. The photo above is from early October and has the balloon behind the family.

For over 2 hours, the major news outlets covered a damn balloon flying across the sky, fearing a 6 year old boy was on the inside. When the balloon was found, he was not in it. The parents said he was hiding in an attic.  Well, he was, because his dad told him to do it.

The dad's crocodile tears as he said we have to watch him a lot better. What. A. Load. Of. Crap.  Remember, they have been on a few reality shows in the past.

Why did the media cover this live? They gave that family all day coverage, something that they obviously wanted. How many copycats will we see now trying to do something like that for media coverage. Was it that slow of a real news day?

Did the media do the right thing covering this event? What should happen to the parents who did this, wasting police efforts and other things?-Dr.FB