I can’t add much to the country’s comments and complaints about the poor 6-year-old Colorado boy who may or may not have “accidentally” spurred an emergency. I just want to add one important thing that I haven’t heard anybody else say yet.
Why the heck are these parents pimping out all of their kids on every news show they can get on? Their scared little boy was on Larry King last night and on the Today show this morning, where he threw up. This kid is clearly terrified. Nevermind what kind of parents would have put this kid in the situation where he might have floated off in an experimental balloon in the first place–what kind of parents celebrate their joy at finding him safe and sound by immediately shuttling him around to every TV camera they can find? Where’s their concern about his emotional welfare?
In fact, doesn’t that make it seem more likely it was a hoax?