Let me just start off by saying that while the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is tragic, the media coverage (especially CNN’s) has been over the top. While some of the insight has been valuable into what might have happened, much of the coverage has just been outrageous and sensationalized.
Well, Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly has a theory as to why the media has been so enamored with the missing plane, and I’m sure you’ll never guess what it is…
Why it’s Benghazi and the IRS, of course! I know, you’re shocked right?
He said that the media has flocked to this story because it’s “good for headlines” and have been ignoring important issues like these because these networks don’t “want to cover important stories like the IRS and Benghazi, but they can cover the airliner without any political consequences.”
First, this story is as big as it is because over 200 people are missing and presumed dead by most. (Though there’s still legitimate concerns that the plane has been hijacked for some sort of terrorist plan.) Second, it’s quite ironic that O’Reilly brings up Benghazi and the IRS while slamming the media for going “after headlines,” when that’s all Fox News has done with those two stories for months in the case of the IRS situation and going on two years for Benghazi.
Two “conspiracies” that have been debunked numerous times. The only people who consider them “stories” are conservatives, and that’s because Fox News continues to perpetuate the lie that there’s still some giant conspiracy behind both.
He then laughably said that there’s nothing wrong with the media covering the missing airliner, but there is a problem when the media “panders” to the audience.
Yes, that’s a prominent Fox News personality saying there’s a problem with media entities pandering to their audience – as he pandered to his audience by bringing up Benghazi and the IRS. It’s a statement that reeks with such hypocrisy and irony that I really don’t even need to mock it because it’s that absurd.
Another day, another newsworthy event that Fox News tries to say is a distraction from the “real news” of their stale fart conspiracy theories surrounding Benghazi and the IRS.