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Jon Stewart went after CNN’s over-the-top coverage of missing Flight MH370 again last night, this time calling out the network for not focusing any of its exuberance on stories that could actually use some attention.
The “Daily Show” host noted that CNN all but ignored the recent IPCC report on climate change. As this Media Matters study pointed out, even Fox News devoted five minutes to the report (although, based on the way Fox covered it, ignoring it probably would’ve been better), while CNN only paid it two measly minutes of lip service.
“CNN, don’t you think this is kind of actual, meaningful news?” Stewart asks, pointing out that it’s exactly the kind of story that CNN, with its “unnecessary, overdramatic, hologram rooms, virtual reality rides and random street yelling” would excel at covering. To give just a few examples of how this could be done, Jason Jones sits in a holographic hot tub to demonstrate what it’s going to be like “when we’re all boiling in the world’s rising oceans,” and Jessica Williams and Samantha Bee take to the streets to panic about how hot it’s getting.
“You see, CNN, you don’t have to waste your time and resources on hyperbolic, unnecessary, ridiculous stunt coverage of some speculative non-stories,” Stewart explains. “You can waste your time and resources on hyperbolic, unnecessary, ridiculous stunt coverage of real stories, too.”
Lindsay Abrams is a staff writer at Salon, reporting on all things sustainable. Follow her on Twitter @readingirl, email firstname.lastname@example.org.More Lindsay Abrams.
Like little stars.
World's best pie apple. Essential for Tarte Tatin. Has five prominent ribs.
So pretty. So early. So ephemeral. Tastes like strawberry candy (slightly).
My personal fave. Ultra-crisp. Graham cracker flavor. Should be famous. Isn't.
High flavored with notes of blood orange and allspice. Very rare.
Jefferson's favorite. The best all-purpose American apple.
New Hampshire's native son has a grizzled appearance and a strangely addictive curry flavor. Very, very rare.
Makes the best hard cider in America. Soon to be famous.
Freak seedling found in an Oregon field in the '60s has pink flesh and a fragrant strawberry snap. Makes a killer rose cider.
Ben Franklin's favorite. Queen Victoria's favorite. Only apple native to NYC.
Really does taste like pineapple.