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An Artist's Rendering Of The Balloon Boy Story

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

If you happened to miss the whole story of Falcon Heene and the Runaway Wife Swap Zeppelin yesterday and don't have the time to run through my whole, ...

Media Blow 'Boy in Balloon' Story

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Mitchell

Tragic story or hoax? The press and news agencies reported for over an hour that a boy was in the balloon, even though the only witness was a sibling who saw him climb inside.

Richard Heene Tells Larry King That 'Balloon Boy' Saga Was Not A Hoax

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Fresh off a 90-day jail sentence after pleading guilty to influencing a public official, Richard Heene--the infamous father in the 'Balloon Boy' saga-...

ABC News Takes Balloon Boy Family To Sushi

TMZ | Posted Nov 17th 2009 1:10PM by TMZ Staff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

We got the entire Balloon Family out for a fabulous sushi dinner at Ocean Grill in NYC. Sources told TMZ that ABC paid the tab. We contacted ABC an...

The Balloon Hoax and Emotional Abuse Awareness

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
SaraKay Smullens

Richard Heene's type of abuse is a glaring example of a largely ignored aspect of violence, emotional abuse. If not addressed emotional abuse easily morphs in physical and sexual violence.

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?

Do the Balloon People Have a Right to Publicity?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

The boy in the balloon or, as it were, the boy not in the balloon, is a publicity stunt which has many people outraged, questioning the sanity of the ...

Laura Ingraham Rips Cable's 'Balloon Boy' Coverage: "Puts Egg On All Of Our Faces" (AUDIO)

Huffington Post | Nick Sabloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Cable news networks' rather breathless coverage of the 'balloon boy' saga has come in for its share of media criticism from across the political spect...

Richard Heene, Balloon Boy's Father, On The Defensive Over "Publicity Stunt" Accusations

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Since reuniting with his 6-year-old son Falcon, Richard Heene has been on the defensive over accusations that he staged his son's disappearance and tr...

Balloon Boy Dad Begins Jail Sentence Monday

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The Colorado man who admitted orchestrating the balloon boy hoax reported to jail Monday to begin a 90-...

Fake Celebrities Of 2009: Who Is The Biggest Famewhore? (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Thanks to dwindling scripted programming and ever-increasing channels of self-promotion, the manufactured celebrity figured prominently in 2009. Who d...

Balloon Boy family lawyer David Lane: Child-abuse-investigation release breaks the law

Westword | Westword | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

David Lane, attorney for Balloon Boy dad Richard Heene, says he doesn't have enough fingers to plug all the info leaks coming from the office of Larim...

Is Balloon Boy's Mom, Mayumi Heene, a Victim of Her Husband?

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Disgrasian

Mayumi and Richard have separate legal representation. In other words, if the Heenes are going to go down like their little Mylar balloon for this hoax, they're not going to go down together.

Media Fight Breaks Out Outside Of Heene Home (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Those members of the media who are still actively covering the "balloon boy" saga are not going out without a fight. Literally. As the footage below s...

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...

Jason Linkins

Media's Balloon Boy Coverage Filled With More Hot Air Than Actual Balloon

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

As details emerge, we learn more about how Richard Heene has a thing for hoaxes, which raises the specter that it was the media, not a six-year old child, that was taken for a ride. Not that it matters!

Falcon Heene: Colorado Boy In Balloon (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Below, see footage and photos of the balloon thought to be carrying Falcon Heene, as well as footage of his dare-devil, reality TV-staring family. ...

2009's Headline Dads: A Year in the Garden of Good and Evil

Phil Bronstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Phil Bronstein

Not to desert the holiday spirit, but here's to a more nuanced, realistic 2010, full of robust skepticism and humanity without the edges sanded off and tucked neatly into a one-minute elevator pitch.

Balloon Boy Parents Richard And Mayumi Heene Headed To New York

nydailynews.com | By Judith Crosson in Fort Collins, Colorado and Rich Schapiro in New York | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The parents of the "Balloon Boy" will soon be landing in New York. Richard and Mayumi Heene were given the green light Friday to travel to the Empi...

Hooked on Fame: Balloon Boy's Dad Isn't the Only Publicity Junkie

BJ Gallagher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
BJ Gallagher

Fame is like alcohol. Some people can handle it and others can't.

The New Epidemic: Entitlitus

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mark Olmsted

The desire for notoriety is as old as humanity; we confuse a lot of attention with a lot of love. But recently people seem to be unable to distinguish between wanting it and earning it.

Jason Linkins

CNN Taking Credit For "Balloon Boy" Scoop They Blew

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I can't help but notice that in its recent report on the "Balloon boy" incident of last week, which authorities are now treating as a staged hoax, CNN...

Richard Heene, Balloon Boy Dad, Expected To Face Criminal Charges

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Watch Sheriff Jim Alberden's Sunday Morning Press Conference: Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy * * * * * * ...

Richard Heene, 'Balloon Boy' Father

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Richard Heene, the father of 'Balloon Boy' Falcon Heene, may never have been in a media circus before, but he is, apparently, no stranger to adventure...

ABC News Almost Paid Balloon Boy Family $10,000: Report

nypost.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

ABC News was going to pay the family of "Balloon Boy" Falcon Heene more than $10,000 for home video to air with an exclusive interview on "Good Mornin...