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03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Frank Rich: In Defense Of The Balloon Boy Dad

For a country desperate for good news, the now-deflated "balloon boy" spectacle would seem to be the perfect tonic. As Wolf Blitzer of CNN summed up the nation's unrestrained joy upon learning that the imperiled boy had never been in any peril whatsoever: "All of us are so excited that little Falcon is fine."

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