Skip to comments.Balloon boy: hoax rumours as Falcon Heene says 'we did this for the show'
Posted on 10/16/2009 2:58:55 AM PDT by GoldStandard
Speculation is mounting that the story of six-year-old American boy Falcon Heene who was feared to have floated away on a home-made weather balloon was a hoax organised by his family to gain publicity.
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Watching the kid’s video on Youtube told me all I need to know about their upbringing. The parents are nuts and I wouldn’t put this past them.
IMHO this child has no idea what is real and what is ‘show’.
Time for the father to give up his dream of fame and fortune and give his kids a normal family life.
Uh oh. Looks like dad is going to have to actually work for a living.
His two brothers were up on the roof with their cam corder and they were recording it for a “show.” He was talking about their show.
The media outlets that aired this nonsense (and were derelict in discerning the veracity of this story) are utter ——s, and hypocrites in the wake of “BALLOON BOY.”
They are fools beyond belief: but according to their self-importance- blameless.
Is that the latest official Henee family spin?
I just watched the video. If that would have been my dad, he would have stopped the video and took everyone of them to the cellar. It would not have been pretty.
They need to make the family pay for all the rescue expenses and toss mom and dad in jail.
“The media outlets that aired this nonsense (and were derelict in discerning the veracity of this story) are utter s, and hypocrites in the wake of BALLOON BOY.
They are fools beyond belief: but according to their self-importance- blameless.”
Well said. I however just don’t know what to say. I just (foolishly) sat with my mouth hanging open as an idiot on cnn desperately tried to explain how the stimulus was “working”.
The media outlets that aired this nonsense were derelict in discerning the veracity of this story.
The drive-by media is alive and well. Idiots all. I would be ashamed to show my face on TV as a media person. They’ve been skunked by a 6 yr. old and his brothers.
CNN: The Most BUSTED name in news.
Actually, this story is hilarious for that very reason.
A 6 yr. old punked them all!
Haaaaaah! Love it.
Lets see...this family was on a reality type tv show.
The boys were filming for their “show”.
What do we have to look forward to from Jon and Kate’s kids?
The boy was hiding in the attic after getting scolded earlier for being in the basket.
I’ll bet 0bama is looking for a balloon czar.
Because it was?
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