Bill O’Reilly Bashes Courtney Love, CNN, and Media Coverage of Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight (Video)

“To say this whole media situation is out of control, is the understatement of the century,” O’Reilly told his viewers

Last Updated: August 4, 2014 @ 10:52 AM

Fox News opinion host Bill O’Reilly killed two birds with one surprisingly clever joke on Wednesday’s “O’Reilly Factor” — the two birds being singer Courtney Love and rival cable news network CNN.

After calling 90 percent of the media’s coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 “rubbish” and “lunacy” during his “Talking Points Memo” (above), O’Reilly mocked Love’s Twitter declaration that she cracked the case, while ribbing CNN for its non-stop, and often speculative coverage, in the process.

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Courtney Love has tweeted to her 300,000 followers, that she had discovered the jet somewhere in the Indian Ocean,” O’Reilly said. “There is no truth to the rumor that CNN immediately hired Ms. Love to anchor one of its broadcasts.”

O’Reilly may think Love’s theory is ridiculous, but he does agree with her on the likely location of the plane’s remains, based on the little “factual data” available.

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“The jet is either in one of two places: On land in south Asia or the bottom of the Indian Ocean,” O’Reilly said.

But since south Asia is a highly monitored region because of terror threats, “the heavy data points to a crash in the Indian Ocean.”

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No matter where the coalition of nations searching for the flight end up finding it, if at all, O’Reilly doesn’t think the media’s constant discussion of the hot topic is warranted.

“To say this whole media situation is out of control, is the understatement of the century,” O’Reilly said.

Meanwhile, O’Reilly’s Fox News colleague Bill Hemmer compared the two-week search for Flight 370 to the 2,000 year (and counting) search for Noah’s Ark.