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Balloon Boy Hoax

'Balloon Boy' Doesn't Look Like THIS Anymore

OWN | Posted 02.18.2014 | OWN

On October 15, 2009, the country was captivated by a boy in a balloon -- or so it seemed. That day, Richard and Mayumi Heene of Colorado, a couple who...

David Moye

WATCH: Bubble Boy Dad's Back, With A New, Crazy Invention

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moye | Posted 12.03.2012 | Weird News

Richard Heene learned the hard way that what goes up must come down back in 2009 when he attempted to hoax the world by sending a silver helium balloo...

Own A Piece Of Bogus History: 'Ballon Boy' Trading Cards Are On Sale

www.huffingtonpost.com | Posted 07.25.2012 | Weird News

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — Pieces of the infamous flying saucer that starred in Colorado's balloon boy hoax are now available as trading cards. Micha...

Sheriff Jim Saves Chistmas, Guns and Solves Heene Balloon Hoax

Craig Alan Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Craig Alan Silverman

When Falcon let loose the truth on prime time to Wolf Blitzer, even Barney Fife could have figured it out. By his own admission, that was the first moment the light came on for local Sheriff Jim Alderden.

Up, Up and Away: How TV News Blew It

Sara-Ellen Amster, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sara-Ellen Amster, Ph.D.

In light of the balloon boy fiasco last week, cable news outlets need to review their methods of verification. The public must know that what they see on television purporting to be news actually is.

Balloon Boy Hoax: Sheriff Says Charges Will Be Filed For The Publicity Stunt

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

***SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO*** DAN ELLIOTT, Associated Press FORT COLLINS, Colo. — A Colorado father accused of staging a publicity stunt when he rep...

Why I Have Some Empathy for Balloon Boy's Dad

Norman Lear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Norman Lear

Did any of the networks wonder, while scraping the bottom of the news barrel, if creating a climate that mistakes entertainment for news seduced the Heenes into believing they're entitled to their 15 minutes?

Review of Boy In The Moon

Giles Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Giles Slade

The understanding of life we're given is always insufficient, but we can still expand it while acquiring and experiencing pleasure, warmth and reward.

HuffPost Photoshop Contest: Balloon Boy!

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

By now you've no doubt heard about "Balloon Boy" AKA Falcon Heene, the boy who captivated the media for an entire news cycle by virtue of not being in...