Looks like a memo from the Desk Of Murdoch made its way Thursday to the on-air meatpuppets at Fox News. On the March 20 edition of The Five, footage of the passengers’ anxious relatives inspired Andrea Tantaros to declare that the poor folks must feel exactly like the families of the Americans who died at Benghazi. And then just a little bit later, Bill O’Reilly explained why there’s been so much coverage of the missing plane: not because there’s anything inherently interesting about an airplane vanishing without a trace with 239 people aboard, but because the media are afraid to cover the most timely stories in the news today, the IRS and Benghazi.
And just in case you missed it, Thursday was also the day that MSNBC’s Chris Hayes delivered a brilliant jeremiad against using the missing airliner as an excuse to advance a paranoid political agenda on pet issues. Pretty good timing there, Chris!
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