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Balloon Boy: The Most Over-The-Top, Dramatic Coverage (VIDEO, VOTE)

First Posted: 03/18/10 06:12 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 03:25 PM ET

Write it off to Thursday being a slow news day if you want, but the wall-to-wall coverage of Colorado's 'Balloon Boy' by the national media was a bit overwhelming at times. Granted, a boy allegedly trapped in a balloon with no control over where he lands makes for great TV--and a great animated movie--but with a deteriorating situation in Afghanistan, a struggling economy and Washington mired in a bitter health care debate, the time and immediacy given to Balloon Boy seemed silly at times. Here's a video slide show of some of the most dramatic and hyperbolic coverage from the network media.

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