Ed Driscoll

CNN Enters Black Hole

“CNN’s Don Lemon: ‘Is It Preposterous’ to Think a Black Hole Caused Flight 370 to Go Missing?” Yes. Yes it is. But hey, This. Is. CNN:

CNN’s Don Lemon has been entertaining all sorts of theories about the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, including the chance something “supernatural” happened, but on Wednesday night, he actually asked panelists about the possibility a black hole was involved.

Lemon brought this up along with other “conspiracy theories” people have been floating on Twitter, including people noting the eerie parallels to Lost and The Twilight Zone, and wondered, “is it preposterous” to consider a black hole as a possibility?

Mary Schiavo, a former Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Transportation, said, “A small black hole would suck in our entire universe, so we know it’s not that.”

Here’s another theory I’ll just throw out there: what about the plane entered a wormhole into another dimension? I don’t know if that’s how the science works, though.

As John Nolte notes at Big Journalism, “CNN is in a tough spot:”

When the left-wing network isn’t in the ratings dumpster, it is usually, as is the case here, being laughed at over whatever story it has temporarily ridden to less embarrassing ratings. The ratings surge CNN enjoyed with its repeatedly bungled Boston Marathon bombing coverage came at a terrible price to the network’s reputation as the place to go when serious news breaks. People are still scratching their heads over CNN’s decision to go all-in with the infamous poop cruise.

Obviously, CNN prefers less-embarrassing ratings over respectability. The network is even worse, though, when it doesn’t have a poop cruise or missing airplane to obsess over.

In-between big stories, especially over the past couple of months, CNN has moved to the left of MSNBC. The result has been a ratings catastrophe but that hasn’t stopped the network’s left-wing obsession with identity politics and outright Christian-bashing. While MSNBC has actually put a stronger focus on news (especially in the morning hours), Zucker has encouraged his anchors to display more attitude, which has only resulted in less real news coverage and a lot more left-wing opinions and a ratings collapse.

The worst of all worlds came together during CNN’s obsessive, dishonest, race-baiting coverage of the George Zimmerman trial.

It should also be pointed out that when it comes to CNN, the term “rating surge” is relative. A fantastic ratings day for the former-Most Trusted Name In News is a disappointing day over at Fox News.

Matt Drudge breaks the bad news to the venerable cable network — and sticks the shiv in via his photo choice: cable_ratings_cnn_drudge_3-20-14

Ouch. Drudge also applied his investigative reporting skills on Twitter to get the bottom of CNN’s black hole:


That would explain much of Time-Warner-CNN-HBO’s credibility freefall, no?