Glenn Beck: Balloon Boy

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Kids say the darndest things...

GLENN: 888 727 BECK, 888 727 BECK. So I want to finish up the Falcon story. I mean, why worry if your kid's name Falcon. Maybe you could fly. I swear I thought Falcons could fly. This is the story from Colorado and the big flying muffin that actually had everybody, you know, including me freaking out a little bit saying, good heavens, man. And when it was starting to come down towards Earth, I'm just thinking there's no way that kid's going to be able to survives any kind of impact. And then I see the guys out with the shovels beating the muffin.

PAT: Had shovels and axes.

GLENN: Why not just shoot it out of the sky, guys? And the kid was at home. Now, could kids think that they got into trouble and, you know, hide? Yeah, I guess. I mean, I think if you beat your kids they would hide like that, would they? I mean, have your kids ever hidden because they thought they were in so much trouble?

PAT: I don't think so.

GLENN: Yeah, I don't think so, either.

PAT: But I've never built a giant muffin in my backyard, either.

GLENN: So we don't know.

PAT: I can't really relate to the story.

GLENN: We don't know because we've never built the muffin. But the kid and his dad is on Wolf Blitzer and here's what happens.

BLITZER: And Falcon was really in the garage this whole time. I don't know if Falcon can hear me but was he because I know at some point he fell asleep in that garage, but he was hiding out because he thought you were going to punish him for something that happened earlier in the day. Did you hear anything, did he hear you screaming out Falcon, Falcon?

FALCON’S DAD: Did you hear us calling your name at any time?

FALCON: Mmhmm.

FALCON’S DAD: You did?

FALCON’S MOM: You did?

FALCON’S DAD: Then why didn’t you come out?

FALCON: You guys said that, um, we did this for the show.

FALCON'S DAD: Yeah.

GLENN: Wait. Stop, stop, stop, stop, hold it. So wait a minute. So you said

STU: You guys said.

GLENN: We did this for the show.

STU: Right.

PAT: So in other words, you told me not to come out.

STU: Yeah, implication was we wanted you to hide so we could get some publicity. That's what everyone's saying it is. Now, you have to the previous thing that he was asked, he just repeated the last two words his dad said.

PAT: Yeah, yeah.

STU: And then he just kind of blurts out. But I mean

PAT: Sounds bad.

STU: It sounds bad.

PAT: Very.

STU: I think there is an outside possibility.

GLENN: I think it sounds a little worse than bad.

STU: See, I think there's an outside possibility that he's just, the kid's just like, he's just saying words. Listen to what he can you go back a few seconds there and listen to the first thing he says?

VOICE: You did?

STU: Go back a little earlier than that.

GLENN: What is he?

PAT: 6.

VOICE: Falcon, did you hear us calling your name at any time? You did?

VOICE: You did?

VOICE: Then why didn't you come out?

STU: That's the mom, I think.

PAT: Yeah, that's the mom.

FALCON: You guys said.

GLENN: You guys said.

FALCON: That we did this for a show.

PAT: (Laughing). There's no chance. There's not even an outside chance.

GLENN: This is the best episode of... kids say the darnedest things.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: It really is.

PAT: Yeah, yeah.

STU: It's hard to get around it.

PAT: It's tough.

GLENN: If you think the train went off the tracks there, here's where the train really goes off the tracks. Listen to Dad's response.

STU: This is are you saying you want to go to the part where Wolf presses him on it a little bit?

GLENN: Falcon, Falcon said lie, lie.

PAT: Caw, caw.

GLENN: Birds don't fly at midnight.

VOICE: Richard Haney, the father of little Falcon. Richard, earlier in the show I asked you to relay the question to Falcon. He was hiding in the garage for about four hours. And I asked you to ask him, why didn't he come out after he heard you and his mom and everybody else screaming for Falcon. And you said to him, Falcon, why didn't you come out. And Falcon said, you guys said that... we did this for the show and you said, mmm. What did he mean, we did this for the show?

VOICE: I have no idea. I think he was talking about the media that had been asking him a lot of questions. So somebody asked him that question earlier.

GLENN: Hang on, hang on. As a dad... I'm having a hard time making that one work.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Maybe, maybe as a dad I'm thinking of Raphe. He's 5.

STU: Yeah. I mean, think about it this way. He's had cameras in front of him before. They have been on two shows. And he knows whenever he sees cameras around, he's on the show. And now there's all these cameras around again. I mean, he's 5 years old. Maybe he's just thinking that this is part of the show.

GLENN: So maybe he thinks, yeah, the interview.

PAT: Kind of a stretch. Kind of a stretch.

GLENN: Now wait a minute, wait a minute, let's give him the benefit of the doubt here. Let's think this through a little bit. That maybe he thinks that no?

PAT: I don't think so.

GLENN: Okay, hang on just a second. Hang on, hang on. Then maybe he doesn't want maybe the kid thought he was talking about now, we're going to come on, we're just going to do this for the show. Not the balloon ride but this interview for the show. We're going to do this for the show.

PAT: Maybe the kid is the youngest dementia victim of all time.

GLENN: Really?

PAT: And you don't buy what he's saying.

GLENN: You don't buy it?

PAT: Not at all, not at all.

GLENN: Listen. It gets worse here.

VOICE: I have no idea. I think he was talking about the media been asking him a lot of questions. So somebody had asked him that question earlier.

BLITZER: Do you want to ask him now? I don't know if he can hear me, what he meant, he said we did this for the show?

GLENN: Oh, boy.

PAT: Love the delay.

BLITZER: Do you want to ask Falcon?

STU: Not that big of a delay, though.

FALCON'S DAD: Falcon, they want to know why you were in the attic, okay, for so long.

PAT: He's terror stricken right now. He doesn't know what to say.

FALCON'S DAD: And why you say it again?

BLITZER: Why he said, he said we did this for the show in explaining why he didn't come out of the attic.

FALCON'S DAD: Yeah, let me interrupt this real quick because I think

GLENN: You are not interrupting anything. It's dead silent.

FALCON'S DAD: I can see the direction you guys are hedging on this. Because earlier you had asked the police officers the questions. The media out front we weren't even going to do this interview, and I'm kind of appalled after all of the feelings that I went through up and down that

GLENN: What did you go through?

VOICE: you guys are trying to suggest something else, okay?

PAT: No, it was your son that suggested something else.

VOICE: I'm really appalled because they said out in front that this would be the end and I wouldn't have to be bothered for the rest of the week with any shows or anything. So we said, okay, fine, we'll do this.

PAT: He is on the Today Show this morning, by the way.

VOICE: So I'm kind of appalled that you guys would say something like that, you know?

PAT: Look, all this guy wants to do is get away from the media. That's all he wants to do.

GLENN: And the best way to hide is on the Today Show.

STU: Right. And two separate reality shows.

PAT: I'm only going to do this one and then I'm done for the week except for the Today Show tomorrow and then I'm going to do the Tomorrow Show today and then I'm going to do it tonight.

GLENN: I may do Good Morning America if I can get off the Tonight Show in time for the Good Morning show. I mean, jeez.

PAT: Come on, man.

STU: I feel like there you have to allow for a kid saying something dumb that makes no sense. I feel like that's part of it, isn't it? But he does not he's not convincing in his defense, I will say.

PAT: Not at all. Not at all. She's blaming Wolf Blitzer for asking the question. You've got to ask the question when a kid says that.

STU: You've got to.

PAT: He's not inferring that. The kid did.

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