Arianna Challenges The Media Coverage of Quran Burning Pastor: It's the New Balloon Boy

09/09/2010 07:45 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Arianna appeared on CNN's "Situation Room" Thursday evening to push back against the media's round-the-clock coverage of the Terry Jones Quran-burning controversy.

"It's a little bit like watching events unfold in an alternate universe that has nothing to do with what is really happening in this country, with the plight of the jobless, the people losing their homes," she said, comparing the situation to "balloon boy" Falcon Heene. "By having Donald Trump insert himself -- who else is going to insert himself into this three-ring circus?"