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Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, and the 227 passengers and 12 crew members aboard, are still missing. The search continues for the plane, which took off from Kuala Lumpur on March 8. It has been two weeks, and the only credible information that may give clues to the whereabouts of the missing plane came from satellite images. After a second day of searching an area in the southern Indian Ocean — where the satellite showed two possible objects of debris — nothing has yet been found.
Of course the lack of information regarding the flight hasn’t stopped outlets like CNN and Fox News from spending an inordinate amount of time reporting on the tragedy. It is disaster porn in the form of conspiracy theories. Rather than focusing on closure for grieving families, the search has taken on Hollywood-like proportions.
MSNBC’s Chris Hayes has had enough. Watch as he calls out CNN and Fox News for using “boogeyman” scare tactics:
Hayes wasn’t the only one at MSNBC taking shots. Anchor Chuck Todd tweeted about the problems with “breaking news” updates:
Another day of "breaking news" based on finding nothing or in other words, "not breaking news"— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) March 21, 2014
Responding to critics of the above tweet he said:
I know it may look like I am casting stones while potentially living in a glass house. But the mistakes of one news org hurts ALL of us— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) March 21, 2014
Then it becomes "the media" is abusing "breaking news" -- no it's not "the media" in general.— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) March 21, 2014
Sarah Gray is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on innovation. Follow @sarahhhgray or email firstname.lastname@example.org.More Sarah Gray.