Yes, I am starved for news of the plane. Yes, it keeps my attention. But, there is a limit and it’s been crossed.
Shouldn’t coverage be limited by the amount of actual information available, not the news porn titillation factor?
No motive has been established and no demands have been made known, and it is not yet clear where the plane was taken, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief the media. The official said that hijacking was no longer a theory.
“It is conclusive,” he said.
Who said it? AP, don’t you think you owe us that? You are implying we’re living inside the plot of a James Bond movie! Some evil doer has stolen a jumbo jet.
Later in the story, “[t]he official said it had been established with a “more than 50 percent” degree of certainty that military radar had picked up the missing plane after it dropped off civilian radar.”
More than 50 percent? That means you still know nothing!
For nearly three decades I predicted the future for a living. I understand the downside when a prediction doesn’t come true. These outlets in overdrive aren’t thinking like that.