Malaysia Flight 370 has exposed the media
The media uproar over the disappearance of Malaysia Flight 370 has exposed the majority of the media as a bunch of headline-seeking, low knowledge reporters who have made fools of themselves. We’ve had wall-to-wall coverage to the exclusion of almost everything else sice the 777 disappeared with its 239 passengers and crew.
CNN has been the biggest offender with non-stop coverage with theories that have reached the absurd. One CNN anchor wondered aloud if the plane might have gone into a black hole or some other “supernatural” event. Mary Schiavo, a former Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Transportation, said, “A small black hole would suck in our entire universe, so we know it’s not that.”
The theories that have been beaten to death on network and cable news shows defy the imagination. They have put forward the theory that the plane was hijacked to Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Burma and every where in between.
We’ve heard that it was a 9/11-style plot and the plane was going to be used as a bomber with any number of targets. Or maybe it was a 9/11-style plot gone wrong and the hijackers crashed it into the sea to preserve the plot for another time.
Maybe, it was simply mechanical failure or pilot error like the majority of airline’s crashes are. Or more nefarious, perhaps the pilots were suiciders who crashed the plane into the sea.
Here’s what we do know. The plane left Kuala Lampur at 12:41 AM and 26 minutes later the co-pilot signed off from the air traffic control center. Almost everything after that is supposition until the plane or its debris is found.
In the meantime, we have seen many members of the mainstream media speculate and come forward with ridiculous theories. I’m waiting for someone to suggest that the plane was taken by aliens or snatched by people from the future like the movie Millenium.
Didn’t all of these so-called journalists go to college? It seems that the know less the the ‘low information voters’ who helped to elect Barack Obama. It’s time that everyone took a deep breath and waited for the results of the search. Because whatever we find will be subject to yet another round of speculation.