Balloon Boy, Hoax, and “The Authorities”

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“So how much is too much?” asked a news anchor this morning, referring to families who apparently love media exposure: Octo-mom, Balloon Boy, Jon & Kate and brood, etc. “When should the authorities step in?”

What about the state itself, especially at the federal level? Congress gets too much publicity already. The President’s every move is reported, analyzed, and debated night and day. And when a “supreme” sneezes the media is on it.

I’d rather take the Balloon Boy and his family over the institutional aggressors.

5:37 am on October 19, 2009