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The Balloon Man as a media critic

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What if Richard Heene, the guy who claimed his son was accidentally launched in an experimental balloon, were a media critic instead of a pathetic publicity hound?

What if he wanted to make the point that the news media, especially TV news, is overdosing us on mayhem and fluff?

Here's what Heene could have done: put a puppy in his experimental balloon, instead of pretending his kid Falcon was in it.

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