Thursday, October 22, 2009
Top Four Ways NOT To Gain Media Attention: #1
# 1 is Lying about your children.
OMG, my child is in that homemade balloon that just surged up into the sky.
OMG the balloon has landed, but my child is no where to be found.
Oh, wait, he's in the attic. Silly me.
If you're going to pull a hoax like this, you may want to coach your child a little better. "You said we did it for the show."
Yes honey, that's right. We wanted to get our stupid balloon thingy on the news and the only way we could think to do it is to pretend you crawled into it, took off, and plummeted to your death.
Okay, and the most hideous and devastating of all hoaxes is when Susan Smith told authorities her car was carjacked with her two young sons inside. She was all over the television begging for the release of her sons. She later confessed to rolling her car into a lake with her children inside so she could have a relationship with a man who was not interested in the package deal.
She's serving a life sentence in prison. Hardly seems like enough, does it?
My Dad. He's awesome.
John Messina, Personal Injury Attorney