Kurtz on Balloon Boy: Eh… no news worries

Howard Kurtz,  the unflappable media watcher for The Washington Post, says he is not disturbed by the breatheless reporting surrounding Balloon Boy.

 His point: How could any journalist pass up the possibility of a 6-year-old child clinging to life in a home-made helium balloon, ala Curious George? He’s right, of course.  You gotta cover it.Kurtz

  But, it seems to me, the question is how to cover it. There has to be a better way than gasping talking heads filling hours of airtime, and bloggers going crazy. 

  Let’s ponder that.

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