These days on CNN, anchor Wolf Blitzer has been talking about ocean debris, frustrating searches, “pings,” black-box battery life and so on. Amid all the talk about missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Blitzer also commonly advises readers of a schedule change: “‘Crossfire’ won’t be seen tonight.”
When the Erik Wemple Blog asked CNN today where on earth is “Crossfire,” this reply came back: “It’s been on temporary hiatus while we’ve been in continuing coverage for developments in Ukraine and Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. We’re taking the decision day-by-day.” Note that the official response stressed Ukraine, and indeed Blitzer did cover that situation tonight. Despite a ho-hum performance in the ratings, however, “Crossfire” wouldn’t have lacked for material tonight, given the frenzy over Obamacare’s enrollment deadline.