The other day we brought you the story of my godson, Matthew Whalen. Matt is an Eagle Scout, a high school honors student and a U.S. Army soldier with a dream of attending West Point after he graduates from high school. He was suspended from school for having a pocket knife locked in his car.
Well, after the local ABC affiliate ran a story on it, this has just exploded all over the media now (okay, it sort of helps that I passed the story on to every media outlet I could get contact info for.) This morning, Matt was on Fox & Friends on the Fox News Channel.
There is also an article on the FOXNews.com mainpage about Matt as well as a poll. (With over 35,000 votes as of this writing, 98 percent are siding with Matt.) Apparently, Neal Boortz was also talking about it on his nationally syndicated radio show today.
The local paper, The Albany Times Union, is now carrying the story and the other local network affiliates are taking notice now that Matt has gone national.
And this Thursday night, Matt and his father Bryan are slated to be back on the Fox News Channel on Sean Hannity’s show.
These people picked the wrong kid to mess with…