About three weeks ago, Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 disappeared off the radar and landed on CNN’s editorial desk. CNN, and to a lesser extent Fox and MSNBC, has basically been doing wall-to-wall coverage of the missing plane. They break occasionally for an update on Ukraine or the landslide in Oso, WA, but otherwise? All 370, all the time. Hell, the might as well do the obvious and rename one of their shows Anderson Cooper 370.
It is not an exaggeration to say that probably 90% of each hour of coverage is devoted to this plane, which, I remind you, has been missing for three weeks. I’m fairly sure that by the time we’d gone three weeks past 9/11, the media was moving on. But, no, not in this case. Not CNN. They haven’t yet finished all their asinine speculation and rumor-mongering. Even the one show that I actually take time out to sit and pay attention to every week, GPS, has, for the last couple of Sundays, featured someone other than Fareed Zekaria spending 15 minutes out of the show’s hour-long airtime to tell us about the missing plane.
CNN, please knock this shit off. You still have a shred or two of journalistic integrity. You’re still the place that people can tune to if they want relatively unbiased news. Please stop destroying your reputation by continuing this nonsense. I know it’s been great ratings, but please, please stop.