A Carnival Cruise ship that was stuck out at sea, unable to port for several days finally made it to land Thursday. A large portion of the TV news coverage of the story centered on the ship’s sewage problems.
It was an event all but designed for Twitter.
“If only CNN had smell-o-vision technology. We could smell the raw sewerage and their coverage in one blended smell.” –Twitter user Tarnatiger to media expert Brad Phillips
“UH-OH. Carnival CEO vows to board ship to apologize to passengers. I’m afraid he may have some feces hurled at him before he gets to speak.” –Author Eric Metaxas… He also said: “FoxNews is now interviewing a passenger about the disgusting bathroom situation. FUN FACT: Her surname is Colon. Sorry.”
“Suggested CNN CHYRON while interviewing passengers: ‘Trail of Smears.'” –-BuzzFeed‘s Andrew Kaczynski
“Rather than continue complaining about some overflowing feces, perhaps Carnival Cruise passengers should just let it slide?” —New York Post‘s Robert George
A “poop deck” is the flat structure on a boat’s rear that serves as the roof of a cabin. Naturally, that became a thing.
“I’ll meet you on the poopdeck.” —NRO‘s Jonah Goldberg to one of his followers… He also said to NYP‘s George: “Now we all know what happens in the bowels of a cruise ship.”
“N. Korea explodes a nuke – CNN has no live coverage. The S.S. Poop Deck hits port – CNN is wall-to-wall.” —Chicago Sun-Times Managing Editor Craig Newman
The ship was dubbed “poop cruise.”
“If poop cruise ends with Gojira (yeah I spelt it that way jerks) ripping the ship open and eating the passengers, CNN will be vindicated.” —BuzzFeed D.C. Bureau Chief John Stanton (Gojira is the Japanese name for Godzilla)… He later added: “Flipped to MSNBC. Mistake! Poop cruise survivor told harrowing tale of how state rooms are EXACTLY like the Superdome post-Katrina.”
“You don’t have to watch it, but I don’t know why people are baffled by CNN’s wall-to-wall Poop Cruise coverage. People love this stuff.” —Bloomberg View‘s Josh Barro
“It’s after 1 a.m. and CNN is still interviewing poop cruise passengers live. Possibly Jeff Zucker is publicly hazing his employees?” –Avid tweeter NYC South Paw
“1st world modern day trauma=stuck on the poop cruise.” —WSJ‘s Neil King