Must-see morning clip: Jon Stewart debunks the media's theories on Flight MH370

CNN hypothesized black holes and indulged psychics while authorities searched for the missing plane

Prachi Gupta
March 25, 2014 8:32PM (UTC)

"The Daily Show" resumed after a week-long hiatus, just in time to debunk some of the media's ridiculous and unfounded speculation about Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 -- now believed to have "ended" in the southern Indian Ocean. CNN considered black holes, and even the premonitions of a psychic:

Fox News, not to be outdone, offered its own theories (and reenactments of said theories):


Eventually, Chris Hayes and Rachel Maddow at MSNBC tried to rein the media in. Unfortunately, not everyone in the network was on the same page:

The Boeing 777 jet has been missing since March 8, 2014. Australian, French and Chinese satellites have detected objects in the South Indian Ocean, but as of yet, no debris has been found.

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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