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The Media Frenzy Over Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | March 18, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot

Posted on 03/18/2014 8:00:28 PM PDT by rightwingerpatriot

With Eastern Europe in turmoil over Putin's land grab in the Crimea and Iraq voting to legalize rape within marriage, one news story has been trumpeted nonstop. Ever since the plane disappeared, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has dominated the news coverage and has sent the media into a frenzy. Speculation has run rampant over the fate of the plane and the 239 people on board, and conspiracy theories have abounded. Whether you believe one scenario or the other, it is most likely that the passengers are deceased.

With all the chaos going on in the world, why the media frenzy over Malaysia Airlines Flight 370? You can't open a newspaper, turn on the tv, or listen to the radio without every reporter endlessly talking about the missing plane. One would think that while the situation is tragic, there are other vital issues that should be reported on but are not. It seems the entire world focus is on the Indian Ocean and the ongoing search. Yet I can understand why there is so much media attention on this story.

First, people are stunned when something actually disappears and cannot be found. We have the mistaken belief that everyone and everything is monitored at all times. People have become so used to GPS, Google Earth, and a million other applications, that they find it hard to process "we don't know where it went!" We've become accustomed to immediate answers, so each day that passes just amps up the story's luster. Another facet that the media finds intriguing is the pathetic excuses given by Malaysia Airlines and the country of Malaysia. It took days for them to seek help from other countries. Dragging your feet when a plane turns off its transponder and disappears from radar means that most people will think you have something to hide. This something could be insidious or just plain incompetence.

As for what happened to Flight 370, we still don't know. People argue that the pilot was suicidal (yet there's no suicide note of any kind), that the plane caught fire and crashed (yet no calls for help) or that the plane was taken to another country to be used by terrorists as a bomb. In the latter scenario, plenty of terrorist groups and anti-Western countries have the means to load a plane up with nuclear material and explosives to create their own nuclear bomb with the Boeing 777 used as the delivery device. Throw in a couple of passengers with forged passports and you have endless speculation.

As I hate to put a political spin on the missing plane, I do think another reason why networks such as CNN are spending 24/7 on this story is to take the focus off of Obama and his failed policies. We've just had Obama schooled by Putin in Ukraine that highlights his weakness on the international stage, and we have the deadline fast approaching for ObamaCare signups, which have been a major debacle. Just like many times in the past when Obama gets in trouble, the media works overtime to pull out a shiny object and distract the American public. It's always worked before, so why not use it again?

The sad fact is that we don't know for certain what has happened. Instead of waiting to see what new facts can be uncovered, the media spends its time feverishly throwing out what-if scenarios and conjecture. All I can say is that prayers go out to those poor souls on Flight 370 and their families.


TOPICS: Government; Local News; Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: flight270; iran; malaysia; media; mh370; waronterror

1 posted on 03/18/2014 8:00:28 PM PDT by rightwingerpatriot
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To: rightwingerpatriot

CNN’s coverage has nothing to do with diverting attention from Obama, they’ve been getting hammered in the ratings for years and now their strategy is to focus on sensational stories like this. And it’s working - their ratings are double this week what they have been. If they were smarter, they’d be doing a lot of other things to improve their product, but this is about ratings, which equal money and continued employment.


2 posted on 03/18/2014 8:05:05 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: rightwingerpatriot

The fate of Flight 370 is a convenient distraction from consideration of the future of the world which is being defined in the Ukraine. Let’s everyone obsess on unending repetitious speculation as to what happened to one airplane. Insanity.


3 posted on 03/18/2014 8:06:29 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: rightwingerpatriot

Sorry bout 230+ people but, what about the magic trick the lame stream media is pulling?

They have gone David Copperfield and made the peoples of the Ukraine and Crimea invisible.


4 posted on 03/18/2014 8:07:22 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: bigbob

Sorry but ratings does not overcome ideology which is why they remain in the dump as to ratings... They will not change, it is ingrained. That is a good thing if anyone wants to break into the news business or even into the movie business - they have locked themselves into an area that they can NOT get out of...


5 posted on 03/18/2014 8:08:06 PM PDT by Deagle (ues)
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To: rightwingerpatriot

It has been a long time since the conspiracy fanatics have had anything to grab a hold of ... give them their moment in the sun.


6 posted on 03/18/2014 8:09:27 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: bigbob

I hate to say it, but an unstructured big story like this was made for the way CNN has been covering it.

Fox has in my opinion dropped the ball on this story.

Usually that are on top of things, but they totally blew this. I have been watching CNN for the first time in years.


7 posted on 03/18/2014 8:10:12 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ( http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: rightwingerpatriot

It’s a intriguing story and so it captures people’s attention.

But ... I doubt this mystery will ever be solved. The plane will never be found.


8 posted on 03/18/2014 8:13:25 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: rightwingerpatriot

It’s interesting on a mystery level...But Am I really that worried about it. No.


9 posted on 03/18/2014 8:22:12 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
I have been watching CNN for the first time in years.

Me too! Haven't turned to CNN since 1999. They're doing a great job.

10 posted on 03/18/2014 8:32:01 PM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: Star Traveler
The plane will never be found

I suspect the US already knows exactly where it is and its condition is good enough for them to believe the passengers are may be still alive if they were not murdered sometime during the flight or after it got to the ground.

11 posted on 03/18/2014 8:35:48 PM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: rightwingerpatriot

Maybe it’s better they’re focusing on the plane, instead of stories claiming Ocare sign-ups are great, or whatever other nonsense they usually broadcast.


12 posted on 03/18/2014 8:36:07 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: rightwingerpatriot

Story about a story.


13 posted on 03/18/2014 8:37:19 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: Star Traveler

It reminds me of LOST.


14 posted on 03/18/2014 8:40:24 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: windcliff

Where do we remember “Media Frenzy” from?


15 posted on 03/18/2014 8:45:02 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: rightwingerpatriot

For me the most worrisome recent claim was that the young co-pilot saying, “Thank you, good night” AFTER their weird turn:

That suggests the pair of them together might be in on it, since the older pilot’s family left him the day before.

If true, then these two things together are worrisome.


16 posted on 03/18/2014 8:45:09 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: rightwingerpatriot

We LOVE analyzing such things, so the popularity of this story HERE doesn’t surprise me at all.

Why does the *MSM* love it?

Cuz it probably has NOTHING to do with Obama:

This way Obamacare can screech and pancake into the dustbin of history, and people won’t be watching.

Also all of Russia can laugh their heads off as sanctions are imposed on all of SEVEN people in Russia, and people won’t notice as much.

This story is basically functioning as a really huge STORM with lots of cool visuals.

Except that it’s a much more legitimate story.


17 posted on 03/18/2014 8:49:59 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: rightwingerpatriot

mark


18 posted on 03/18/2014 8:51:19 PM PDT by Jaded (Really? Seriously?)
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To: rightwingerpatriot

The media frenzy over this is understandable because it is hard to believe that with all these nations and all this money spent on electronics a plane can just disappear and so many people be clueless.

However in 18 days the blackbox will quit pinging and the search will be called off and Flight MH370 will officially enter the Conspiracy Zone of legend and lore never to be forgotten again.


19 posted on 03/18/2014 9:02:03 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: onedoug

We remember this Frenzy,,, “The “MALAYSIAN VORTEX”
from the recent “MEDIA” weather event, the POLAR vortex


20 posted on 03/18/2014 9:05:08 PM PDT by late bloomer ( Neglegere homo pone aulaeum. semi-retired warlord)
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To: late bloomer

Feel for the passengers, but this Where’s Waldo story is a distraction!


21 posted on 03/19/2014 3:11:38 AM PDT by mason-dixon (As Mason said to Dixon, you have to draw the line somewhere.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Me, too.


22 posted on 03/19/2014 5:15:02 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: mason-dixon

I can follow more than one story per day. I think most people can.


23 posted on 03/19/2014 5:17:18 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: rightwingerpatriot
Really? You think the media needs a distraction to avoid reporting on Obama's mishandling of everything he is presented with?

In case you haven't noticed they have had no problem with just ignoring big story after big story concerning Obama's failings. The media does not need distractions.

This story receives a lot of attention because something like an airplane disappearing without a trace is news, especially when it also concerns 230 souls.

24 posted on 03/19/2014 7:32:03 AM PDT by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: rightwingerpatriot

Agreed. We are spinning our wheels looking for motivations that don’t exist. We need to find the jet.

http://thanks-project.blogspot.com/2014/03/malaysia-flight-370-when-occams-razor.html


25 posted on 03/19/2014 8:22:36 AM PDT by lifeofgrace (Follow me on Twitter @lifeofgrace224)
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