Last night on Fox News, star host Bill O’Reilly covered the coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, with an emphasis on CNN’s tendency to go wall-to-wall on the topic. “The story has gotten good ratings, particularly for CNN. They’ve, in their primetime line-up, upped it considerably,” said O’Reilly in a conversation with regular contributor Bernard Goldberg.

Here’s how O’Reilly summed it up: “Watching all this wild speculation has me on edge. It’s headache-inducing and driven by ratings, not journalism.” That from the perennial conjurer of the “War on Christmas.”


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