Posted by: The moderator | October 19, 2009

Media Madness Balloons Out of Control

Balloon story deflated, courtesy CNN

Balloon story deflated, courtesy CNN

There’s an interesting discussion dealing with the media’s reporting of that crazy balloon family over at Chris Sicuranza’s blog. It obviously was an interesting visual spectacle and it has now turned into a legal matter of tabloid quality, but did it really warrant that much press coverage? Should reporters have asked more questions at the beginning rather than following the balloon like hawks and turning the whole ordeal into a life or death drama?

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