O’Reilly: 90% of Flight 370 Media Coverage Is ‘Absolute Rubbish’
Bill O’Reilly said in tonight’s Talking Points Memo that 90 percent of what’s being said in the media about Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is “absolute rubbish.”
Here’s what we know: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 departed from Kuala Lumpur toward Beijing on March 8 at 12:41 a.m. At 1:07 a.m., the jetliner sent its last transmission, and at 1:19 a.m., the co-pilot said goodnight to air traffic control.
According to an anonymous source, the co-pilot signed off 12 minutes after the jet had turned from its charted course.
At 2:15 a.m., Malaysian military radar plotted the jet in the Strait of Malacca, hundreds of miles west of its last known location.
Then, six hours later, the last signal from the plane was received by satellite, though nobody knows where the plane was when that signal came in.
Malaysian officials say the plane could have flown for another 30 minutes, running out of fuel around 8:30 a.m.
Based on this information, O’Reilly said the plane is either on land in South Asia or at the bottom of the Indian Ocean. But he noted that South Asia is a densely populated region filled with radar and listening devices, which would make it nearly impossible for the jet to have snuck into an airport.
O’Reilly said heavy data points to a crash in the Indian Ocean.
“To say this whole media situation is out of control is the understatement of the century,” O’Reilly said.
O’Reilly also noted that “the Malaysian government has been disgraceful in its reaction to the tragedy, and its citizens know it.”
Watch his Talking Points Memo above.
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