Sure, the likelihood of finding survivors at this point is really slim, but there was probably a more empathetic way to go about talking to the surviving families.
The wall-to-wall coverage of the Malaysian Airlines MH370, especially on CNN, with a conspicuous absence of news was beyond infuriating. I kept wondering how the surviving families must have felt with the relentless theorizing and whacked out conspiracies.
Sadly, this morning, there was some actual news given to the families. Logic dictates that the possibility that there are any survivors at this point is ridiculously slim. But even acknowledging those sad odds, the news should have been given to the families in a far more sensitive way:
It appears Malaysia Airlines informed families of the passengers via text message. Adrienne Mong, of NBC News in London, tweeted a reported screenshot of the text message sent to the Chinese families, shown below:
The hosts of Fox News' morning show Fox & Friends on Sunday suggested President Barack Obama was to blame for both the 2012 terrorists attacks in Benghazi and missing Malaysian Flight 370 because he had failed to destroy al Qaeda.
Bob Geiger has an upsetting piece at Huffington Post about something called the "Widow's Tax," a government practice that financially penalizes surviving spouses of soldiers killed in battle.
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