If there was a perfect reporter for CNN's coverage of the search for Malaysia Airlines flight 370, it would be the sea witch "Ursula" from The Little Mermaid. She's flamboyant, morbid, and uses the inhabitants of the sea to benefit her own objectives. She reminds me a little bit of Nancy Grace.
Jon Stewart did an excellent segment on The Daily Show pointing out how CNN has resorted to simply stating the obvious. As I write this with CNN on in the background, I just heard "There's still so much we just don't know" for about the hundredth time.
In their wall-to-wall coverage of Flight 370, CNN has seen a ratings rise, which they're desperate to retain. But some of their segments have become so outlandish, it's funny to anyone who can think for themselves. They've even covered their own coverage of Martin Savidge, a reporter who they have holed-up in a Mississagua, Ontario flight simulator including for nearly a month now. I don't know if I feel more sorry for Savidge, or the sim pilot Mitchell Casado. Twitter users have taken to using the hashtag #freemartinsavidge and documenting Cassado's assortment of Hawaiian shirts.
Neither the Seattle landslide or last night's Chilean earthquake has barely made a blip on CNN's reporting radar. What's it going to take for CNN to return to covering real news — or will that ever happen?