Monday, March 31, 2014

Idiot's Delight

Usually, I have several worthy candidates for this "prestigious" award. Not this time. No, this month, only one honoree has made the grade. And, when you hear who it is, I think you'll agree that he deserved sole dibs.

Don't get me wrong, I'm sure if I put the effort in, I could find a couple more nincompoops to share the spotlight. But, while that might make the piece a little more beefy, my gut tells me it would be wrong to deprive this particular idiot of his rightful place.

So, without further ado, the envelope please.

Don Lemon of CNN for bringing up conspiracy theories on Malaysian Airlines Flight 370.  I've made no secret of my disdain for the lame-stream media in this country.  Over the last decade or so, it has deteriorated almost to the point of irrelevance. But, while it has been inept and derelict, it's never been crazy. Until now.
During an interview with several experts, one of them Mary Schiavo, a former Inspector General of the Department of Transportation, Don Lemon went where no supposedly sane journalist has dared go.  He read aloud some of the tweets CNN had received on "theories" of what happened to the flight. One of them involved the possibility of a black hole.

"I know it's preposterous, but is it preposterous, Mary?" Lemon asked.

Okay, let me take this one, Mary. Yes, Don, it is preposterous. In fact, it's insane. Not only is it insane for any supposed sentient being to think it, it's doubly insane for a journalist to give it credence by repeating it on the air in front of millions (well, it's CNN, so we'll say thousands) of viewers.

The job of a journalist is to report the news, not give a forum to people who are psychotic and obviously have way too much time on their hands. The way with which CNN has covered this tragedy has been shameful enough, but turning it into some supernatural spectacle is beyond scandalous.

There is a perfectly rational explanation for what happened to Flight 370 and, in time, it will be revealed. Until then, let's dispense with the adventures into Fantasy Land, shall we.



Anonymous said...

Not all conspiracy theories are created equally. Sometimes, events do indeed occur as the result of a conspiracy. History is littered with examples. All of that aside, though, the likelihood of this plane having been swallowed by a black hole is about the same as it having found an extra-dimensional portal to the Land of the Lost.

Sentient_One said...

You're both mistaken. I would like to remind you of The Odyssey of Flight 33. It's enough to make a person wonder... Hmmm. :-/