This morning, CNN analyzed their analysis of the story they’ve been covering regarding the possible causes or reasons for the missing Malaysian jet airliner, which included conjecture about zombie planes and black hole blame, to determine whether or not their speculative coverage was over-coverage or too little coverage or if their porridge was juuust right, and in covering that coverage determined that over-coverage is over-covered and gets bad coverage from other networks coverage. For America.
“We have to stop reflexively criticizing over-coverage or non-stop coverage,” says Washington Post media critic Erik Wemple. “I like it.”
And according to the ratings, so do a lot of other people. Nevertheless, this meta discussion has the sad undertone of a network desperately trying to prove that they are right and everybody else is wrong and also maybe it WAS aliens so shut up you’re not the boss of them!!!!
h/t Nathan Wurtzel