'Balloon Boy,' Meghan McCain dominate Twitter while media gorge on the drama

It was as if the news media had enough and just couldn't take it anymore. After weeks of grinding coverage of the health care debate, bad news from Afghanistan and the bizarre antics of various political leaders, much of the mainstream news media seemed to come unhinged on Thursday afternoon in a Twitter-fueled explosion over two stories.

The first was the saga of Balloon Boy, little Falcon Heene, who was thought to have taken off from his Colorado home in a helium balloon, only to be found safe hours later. The second was the uproar over a photo posted on Twitter by Meghan McCain (pictured), former Republican presidential candidate John McCain's daughter, in which the blond 24-year-old is seen wearing a revealing tank-top.