On Twitter, there is a lot of talk about the Balloon Boy and the Heene family. There is talk over what the best punishment would be. One twitterer said ignore the family until the end of time. This statement by one user keeps getting retweeted by other’s who agree with the original poster.
While other’s are tweeting about what the Heene lawyer said about arresting the parents in front of the children. Their lawyer seems to think it would be child abuse. Actually, arresting the parents in front of the kids is a part of life when parents break the law. How else are they going to learn what happens when the adults who are suppose to teach you from right and wrong break the law. There’s not any child abuse in the mix. The whole family lied about what happened.
There’s even retwitting about conspirators in the case. If you have read any of the news articles about this, some think a writer for Gawker.com. More than likely, there isn’t any conspiracy at all between the writer and the Heenes’. More along the lines of a reporter looking for a story to see how it unfolds into a television show. Now that theory, if it was one, has been blown out of the water once again with the latest turn of events.
Not only are the members of twitter talking about the Balloon Boy hoax, this viral story has hit Mashable and Facebook. The whole Facebook story can be read on Mashable.
Now back to Twitter and what people think and are saying about this publicity stunt gone array. The one thing that keeps coming up is Falcon puking every time he is asked a question on national television via a CNN interview. That was probably the biggest give away the whole publicity stunt was a sham. Falcon’s conscious got the best of him because he knew the whole thing was fabricated since he blurted out, “I’m doing it for a show.” Shame on mom and dad for using their kids in such a stunt. That’s more child abuse than arresting dear old mom and dad in front of them.
There was even talk about a Balloon Boy Halloween costume. I know that may be in bad taste, but if you consider the whole situation, the whole scheme is in bad taste. The time and money spent by officials and volunteers who spent time looking for this boy who was supposedly in this weather balloon is outrageous. What would have happened if there were something more serious that happened during this time? The resources that were being used for this stupid publicity stunt couldn’t have responded due to not knowing it was a hoax until after the balloon came down and the boy was found. Emergency resources would have had to been pulled from other counties out of the area to respond.
If want to continue following the thousands of Tweets on the subject, use the Twitter Trends link below. You will see what happens when publicity seekers stir up a hornets nest. There are thousands upon thousands of Tweets on this latest news story.
Sheriff: Hoax may have conspirators; Wane.com
Balloon Boy Meets the Fresh Prince of Belle Air; Mashable.com
Balloon Boy; Twitter.com – Trends