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