You’ve probably noticed by now that the story has gone viral today. It’s been picked up all over the country, including the AP and USA Today. It’s been covered in far too many places for me to list even a fraction of them. The Consumerist story has over 40,000 hits, the story on my blog has over 8000 hits, and Google News reports almost 300 related articles.
Nothing is definite, but I will probably be appearing tomorrow morning on Good Morning America, the Early Show, and Fox News. At some point in the future I may be interviewed by Inside Edition.
Aside from those, we’re turning off the spigot. My goal was to make this incident so public that Continental would have no choice but to address the failures which allowed it to occur, and that has clearly been achieved. It’s time for our family to return to our private lives.
Everyone who has covered the story has asked to interview our daughter on camera. We have politely but consistently denied such requests and will continue to do so. The incident on Sunday was far more traumatic for my wife and me and her parents than it was for our daughter. Letting reporters stick cameras in her face and ask, “Were you scared?” would produce a harmful self-fulfilling prophecy.