Has cable news completely gone to the zoo?
As CNN’s wall-to-wall coverage on the missing Malaysian Airlines plane continued late on Wednesday, Don Lemon asked an aviation expert whether Flight 370 could have been sucked up by a black hole. The question, which appeared to fly contrary to the laws of physics, was first brought up by a curious viewer on Twitter.
“That’s what people are saying,” Lemon observed. “I know it’s preposterous — but is it preposterous?”
“Well, it is,” answered Mary Schiavo, a former Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Transportation. “A small black hole would suck in our entire universe so we know it’s not that. The Bermuda Triangle is often weather. And ‘Lost’ is a TV show. So I think — I always like things for which there’s data history, crunch the numbers. So for me those aren’t there.”
However Schiavo applauded viewers for trying to come up with answers, no matter how unscientific and speculative.
“I think it’s wonderful that the whole world is trying to help with their theories and I absolutely love their theories,” she said.
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