Does anyone here get the impression that Don Henley knew what he was talking about when he wrote Dirty Laundry? Specifically:
"We got the bubble-headed bleach-blonde, she comes on at five, she can tell ya bout the plane crash, with a gleam in her eye, it's interesting when people die, give us dirty laundry."
It seems to me that the second an air disaster occurs, the media literally falls all over itself getting anything, of substance or not, onto the air, just so they have something to say. Hell, CNN was calling the Airbus that crashed Monday a 767 until someone decided to actually find out what it was. That took a good two hours alone.
The media in this country has played fast and loose with the truth ever since someone told them we were really serious about freedom of speech. Someone should have suggested that they avoid saying anything until they had something to say.
Not once in all of this media hype about the crash have I heard them mention that more people die in cars in the USA every day than you can fit legally in a 737. Every day. You have a better chance of dying on your way to the airport, than you do once you get on board. Why, if the media is so concerned about the effect on traveller confidence after these crashes, have we not heard that statistic? Because the truth is not sexy. Hype, hype, hype.
So lets let the NTSB (the professionals) do their job, and wait for some credible information.