There are different takes on the nonstop coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 coming from Fox News hosts.
On last night’s “O’Reilly Factor,” Bill O’Reilly took on TV news coverage, acknowledging the story is drawing high ratings, but damaging the news business at the same time.
“Watching some of this coverage is painful,” O’Reilly said, criticizing one network for doing five minutes on a possible electrical fire on board, noting the pilots would have radioed about it. “It’s now corrupting the news business, I think,” O’Reilly told Charles Krauthammer.
O’Reilly’s colleague, Greta Van Susteren, has a different take on the coverage, blogging this morning that those complaining over the coverage should “get over it.”
Have they forgotten that 239 people are missing or perhaps murdered? The possible murder of 239 is not a drive by report. 239 people missing or murdered is not inconsequential.
Yes, I know, it may be popular to say “I am not interested,” but then why are you talking about it? And if you are truly not interested in it, stop talking about it. No one is tying TV critics up in the basement and forcing them to watch the coverage or talk about it.