Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 update: MSNBC blasts CNN and Fox News coverage

Cable wars: Chris Hayes and Chuck Todd call out competitors for ridiculous "news" coverage of the missing flight

By Sarah Gray
March 21, 2014 10:03PM (UTC)
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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.

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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:

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Responding to critics of the above tweet he said:

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h/t Mediaite


Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on innovation. Follow @sarahhhgray or email sgray@salon.com.

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