It’s kind of neat how a twitter hashtag and my contempt for cable news are colliding right now. Apparently, True Skeptics™ are supposed to be willing to debate anything and everything, even if it gives unwarranted credibility to nonsense. The True Skeptics™ must be loving CNN right now, because with the unexplained disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, they are just going to town with weird speculation. Everyone seems to be doing it.
So cable news has to fill up 24 hours of endless talk with something, and this is the perfect opportunity for them: call in a panel of ‘experts’, have an open-minded moderator who feeds all the speculation, and then blather away in the complete absence of information. CNN bubblehead Don Lemon has become the go-to guy for every crazy theory out there, going so far as to ask about the possibility of a
supernatural explanation, and here he is babbling about black holes, the Bermuda Triangle, and the Twilight Zone.
There are six nobodies sitting in on this panel. If I were one of them, I would not say that the ideas were unlikely but that
I just love the theories — I’d stand up, throw off my microphone, and flip off Don Lemon as I left the set.
Open-mindedness to a degree is a virtue, but not to such an extent that it’s like you’ve got an open head wound and are stumbling about hemorrhaging copiously and smearing flecks of greasy brain tissue on the walls you’re bumping into.
This is why I don’t watch any of the 24 hour news channels. It’s like a bad zombie movie come to life.