Thought Bubble – ‘Balloon Boy’ Just One Of Many Media Hoaxes : NPR

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Here is an article from NPR from last year, regarding the Balloon Boy (remember him? Well it has been a year already!) and media hoaxes.

An old friend of mine did one of the more infamous media hoaxes from twenty years ago.  He formed a fake coalition to protest the re-release of Disney‘s Fantasia. They were “against” the movie on the grounds of: drug references, the ridicule of overweight people, misrepresentation of classical music and being just too darn scary. The protest (and/or reveal of the hoax) made in onto The The San Francisco Examiner, The Oakaland Tribune, Entertainment Tonight, The Wall Street Journal and Time Magazine. There were a lot of angry journalists after this event (look halfway down the page for story).

‘Balloon Boy’ Just One Of Many Media Hoaxes : NPR.

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