Oh will there be some ‘splainin’ to do!

boy in balloon

UPDATE:  This could turn tragic.  The balloon has landed…and no boy is aboard.

UPDATE 2: MSNBC is reporting that KUSA-TV in Denver is reporting that the boy has been found…alive….in his house.  If true, this is good news – for all of us.  For the cops and the family, there are questions.  A police sheriff is saying that the boy was in a box – but not in the balloon, but one in the attic of his family’s garage.  It was the boy’s brother who told police the boy had climbed in the box attached to the balloon before it took off.  There is a question whether there ever was a box attached to the balloon.

Everyone is speculating why the 6-year old kid was hiding. 

Now MSNBC is dragging this story out.  A woman who switched places with his mother for a reality show said the kid was “a prankster.”  But she speculates that the kid was probably hiding not to fool somebody, but because his father would kill him when dad finds out he let the balloon take off.

Now Ed Schultz, who often is enough to turn me conservative, keeps trying to make this story about what bad parents the boy has.  He’s exploring lines with this woman whether the father cooked this up as a publicity stunt, or that he was a bad parent because he let the 6-year old swear and fart in the house.  Or that they are a weird family because they are storm chasers and believe in extra-terrestrial life.

If you think this was a simple mistake by the kids launching the balloon and a story with a happy ending, think again.  MSNBC is not content.  They want to embarrass the family.

Arian Huffington is now the guest, and she asks “why are we still talking about it?”  She and Schultz are arguing about it.  He is now touting that MSNBC has the biggest interview of the day.  She is making my point and Schultz is getting angrier.  She calmly tells him, now that the boy is safe, we need to move on.  He relents.

So, move along, folks.  Nothing to see here.

Posted in: Cable News.
Last Modified: October 15, 2009