So it seems like the most likely outcome of the Malaysian Airlines MH 370 flight has come to pass, and that it ended up in the ocean with no survivors. It is not clear that we will ever know what caused the loss since the plane is believed to be in one of the hardest to reach regions of the ocean.
One cannot help but feel so sad for the loved ones of those who perished. Despite all the odds against anyone being found alive, it is human nature to hope that some extremely unlikely event resulted in at least some of them surviving. What is inexcusable are those news outlets that played up one bizarre scenario after another and made them seem more credible than they really were, thus creating a roller-coaster of emotions for those anxiously hoping for any good news.
The sad truth is that this will be repeated the next time around. The news outlets do not really care about the feelings of the people truly affected by this tragedy. They are appealing to the voyeuristic impulses of the rest of us who seemingly cannot take our eyes away from what had become another reality show that featured human interest drama. The grieving families were merely extras in the cast.