I tried not to get caught up in the speculation. I really did. Unfortunately, I am a big fan of paranormal stories, as well as fabricated bullshit-so the CNN coverage of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight has been a godsend. Black holes (thanks, Don Lemon) “zombie planes,” and other crazy theories have entertained me, even while forcing my Xanax dosage to be increased this week.
You cannot blame CNN for running Blitzer to Wolf coverage on this mystery. For the first time since Brittney Spears shaved her head, CNN ratings surpassed previously recorded Weather Channel segments. Why wouldn’t they keep “reporting” on the situation?
One of the things I have noticed about this whole missing jet mystery, is that we sure have a ton of crap floating around out there. I wonder if, after realizing it’s NOT part(s) of the missing airliner, do we at least go the extra mile, and toss the stuff in a big contractor Hefty bag? We don’t let that stuff stay floating out there do we? At least have the decency to pick that stuff up, so the next missing airliner task force doesn’t come upon it, make a claim it’s related, then get laughed at back at Malaysian Airlines Mystery Squad H.Q.
(I really hope they don’t call themselves that.)
That flight simulator apparatus CNN has lugged onto the set, has really assisted all of us with understanding the gravity of the situation. Being informed that by pulling up on the wheel propels the plane skyward, while pushing down on the wheel has the opposite effect, well I’m fairly confident your audience feels as if they could have been a passenger on that flight. The only thing missing would be the copy of the“Malaysian Sky Mall” catalog.
All of us hope for some sort of closure regarding this situation. I do feel badly for the relatives and loved ones of the passengers (not so much for the pilots-since they seem shady as shit, in my amateur “CNN-signed off on detective certificate opinion”). But should these kind of
distractions important stories dominate our lives right now?
People of Ukraine and Venezuela, please relax. IRS targeting of conservative groups? Not interested. Benghazi? Please. Priorities, people.
Look, I need to run. Some guy in a suit with an indistinguishable accent is reporting that some more of that “floating debris” has been located. Sure, it could be just a pallet full of AOL CDs, but I need to know…