Uncomfortable Moment: 'Balloon Boy' Tells CNN They 'Did this for a Show' [Updated]
In an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, "Balloon Boy" Falcon Heene was asked why he didn't come out from the garage attic when his parents called for him. In response, the 6-year-old said, "Um. You guys said that, hrm, we did this for a show."
Blitzer didn't follow up immediately, but later asked about accusations that all this was a publicity stunt. The parents said it definitely was not. Emergency officials on scene while the incident was in progress reportedly agree.
At this point, who knows what the truth is, but damn, that was one uncomfortable moment.
Meanwhile, bailed-out banks are making huge profits.
Update: Wolf later asked what Falcon meant when he said "we did this for the show." The father interjected and defensively said he was appalled at Wolf's follow-up question. Wolf pushes but the question is never answered and the show ends.