Apr 30, 2020
CNN’s Don Lemon Has To Wonder If Something Ghosty Happened To Malaysian Jet
Coverage of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH 370 is now getting into the “alternative theory” phase: as anyone knows, planes don’t just vanish into thin air. So CNN’s Don Lemon and guest Brad Meltzer, bored with actual reporting, gave serious consideration Sunday to the possibility that the plane actually vanished into thin air.
Or as Lemon put it, since it was Sunday, “a day when we deal with the supernatural,” it makes perfect sense to fill airtime by putting aside the stuff we know, which is very little so far, and start talking about whatever comes to mind, no matter how silly it sounds:
“We go to church, the supernatural power of God…people are saying to me, why aren’t you talking about the possibility — and I’m just putting it out there — that something odd happened to this plane, something beyond our understanding?”
And Meltzer readily agreed. Oh, sure, “People roll their eyes at conspiracy theories, but what conspiracy theories do is they ask the hardest, most outrageous questions sometimes, but every once in a while they’re right,” he said. And so apparently, we really do have to consider the possibility that something freaky-weird happened, because somehow it’s supposedly unlikely that a 200-foot airplane might be hard to find in a search area comprising thousands of square miles.
“You can say, ‘Oh, it crashed into the ocean,’” Meltzer continued. “But where are the parts? Where are the pieces? Why did it keep going for seven hours? Why do you have a guy on board who gives his watch and his ring to his wife and says ‘Keep these for my boys in case something happens to me’? And that’s not some stranger, he was a mechanical engineer. Something smells wrong.”
“I’m not one of those believers that aliens came down or anything like that,” Meltzer added. “But you do have to stop and wonder: how does a jet-liner with 200 people on it just disappear?”
Again, it just crashes into the ocean — there’s no guarantee that anything is going to float to the surface, or float for ten days. Still, as the good investigators of Reddit know, there’s a lot of possible explanations:
For that matter, is it too soon to rule out the possibility that Flight MH 370 is not a Boeing 777 at all, but a Decepticon?