CNN Sickeningly Exploits Missing Plane Victims for Profit | Weapons of Mass Distraction

Abby Martin calls out CNN’s coverage of the missing Malaysian airliner, given non-stop speculative attention to this story whilst ignoring other important news such as ongoing protests in Turkey, the Paralympics, and the DOJ’s decision to reduce drug sentencing penalties.

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12 Comments on "CNN Sickeningly Exploits Missing Plane Victims for Profit | Weapons of Mass Distraction"

  1. kowalityjesus | Mar 19, 2014 at 3:31 pm |

    Man it is downright PATHETIC the way they grasp for straws to keep from covering actual material. I remember watching network news a few months ago (and not since then) where they spent literally 15 minutes with 4 correspondents from different parts of the country covering the extreme cold…Lazy. Ass. Journalism. These people must have about 5 platelets passing through their coronary per minute, with the kind of activity level they have.

    • Thurlow Weed | Mar 19, 2014 at 4:31 pm |

      But, the objective of for-profit corporate news networks is to turn your brain into gelatin so that you more easily be programmed to buy more baby diapers and cars. Can’t call it lazy ass journalism, it’s marketing of consumer products and indoctrination of a false consciousness.

  2. BuzzCoastin | Mar 19, 2014 at 3:37 pm |

    I never new news was about selling stuff
    thanks for the tip

  3. I think “Dear Abby” needs to know that not everyone is “forced” to watch the “major news players” she rattles off every time she opens her mouth. Some of us can and do choose what media we watch and click on, on the internet… “Dear Abby”, if you don’t like it, don’t watch it… But then what would poor “Dear Abby” have to report on?

    • Well, “Dear Abby” doesn’t report, she “calls out”.

      Abyy calls out CNN, Abby calls out mainstream media. Abby calls out my pants, or whatever.

  4. I guess millions of people are still watching and believing the corporate-state propaganda that passes for “news.” Sad:(

    I thought the internets were supposed to wrest control of the dominant narrative from the corporate-state. Not so much, I guess.

    • If I was corporate media proganda, I’d put a horse in the “internets” race as well. With a jockey that looks, acts, and talks like the rest. Meanwhile interjecting subtle tits for tats and whatnots.

  5. Which exactly explains why the viewers of CNN and CBS News have fallen below 50% the past year.

    CNN, although giving coverage to the missing flight, hasn’t really given coverage to the flight, they have excluded real experts (radar experts, aerospace and instrumentation engineers, etc.) and instead usually have idiot reporters (or should I say idiot teleprompter readers) interviewing other idiot reporters. They have had all various mediocre pilots and their “expertise” (one exception was one Black-American pilot who was quite intelligent and articulate), but their top so-called experts claimed, just the other day, that all that was known was that MH370 turned off their transponders one hour after takeoff (after leaving Malaysian airspace) and then disappearing — completely ignoring the Chinese relatives who stated that when they called their relative-passengers, the cell phones rang at the passengers’ end.

    They also ignored the continuous pinging (or timing signal) which the ACARS continues to transmit and the commercial satellite picked up, stating it could have crashed and still be transmitting — yet had it crashed there are supposed to be GPS locator beacons situated throughout the fuselage and in the cockpit which automatically go off on impact — plus they ignored the Rolls-Royce data which continued to be transmitted (yes, at one point they claimed RR had denied this, but too many other sources came by the Rolls-Royce data).

    My guess is that MH370 landed in either India or Kygryzstan — the final possibility is that it landed in Diego Garcia, in which case it wouldn’t be the suspected Sky Heist, which I believe, but either an American or British intel operation.

    • Intersting conjecture. I mean the bit about it being a British or US intel-op.
      Would not be at all surprising. Just more shit from the big shit-chuckers.

  6. doubleducks | Mar 23, 2014 at 1:56 am |

    I thought CNN solved the mystery of the missing Flight 370 days ago. Didn’t they say it was swallowed by a black hole? Cartoon News Network. Safe for those with mentality of a five-year-old.

  7. doubleducks | Mar 23, 2014 at 1:59 am |

    Does anyone else remember the hard-hitting investigative journalists of the late 60s and early 70s? Those reporters and today’s – it’s like comparing vodka with cotton candy.

    • Matt Staggs | Mar 23, 2014 at 1:24 pm |

      I often think about that. I was born in the early seventies, and even so, I still remember a certain gravitas to the nightly news broadcast.

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