A policeman takes a nap beside a board written with messages for passengers onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 during a closed meeting held between Malaysian representatives and Chinese relatives of passengers on Flight MH370 at Lido Hotel in Beijing May 2, 2014. Malaysia Airlines on Friday had put up notices to shut down service centres and stop providing accommodation for family members of passengers aboard the missing Flight MH370 in China. On Thursday, Malaysia released its most comprehensive account yet of what happened to missing Flight MH370, detailing the route the plane probably took as it veered off course and the confusion that followed. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: TRANSPORT DISASTER)
Messages for passengers onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. (Jason Lee/Reuters)

Think all the nasty, dismissive, derisive, sharp, snarky criticism of CNN for over-covering the story of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has unsettled the network’s brass? Not openly, to judge from a remark that CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker made to Mashable: “I think that if people want to be critical of CNN for over-covering a story, that’s totally fine with us. Clearly, the audience has spoken and said that what CNN did was correct.” As we noted yesterday, the fact that CNN commissioned a poll on people’s views of MH370 — a poll that postdated a great deal of the anti-CNN sentiment — constituted a clear signal that the network didn’t give a whit what the commentariat was saying. As a matter of general practice, that’s a good way to go.

Erik Wemple writes the Erik Wemple blog, where he reports and opines on media organizations of all sorts.