MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow Takes Heat for ‘Exploitive’ Tease About Grieving MH370 Families


On Monday morning, several media outlets got a first-hand glimpse into the shattered reactions of the families of MH370 passengers as Malaysian officials notified (by text message) that the aircraft came to an end in the Indian Ocean. One of those outlets was MSNBC.

The network’s 1 p.m. host Ronan Farrow tweeted out earlier today that his show would contain an “exclusive,” as they had been talking with passenger Philip Wood‘s partner at the very moment she discovered his tragic fate:

In poured the criticism, including one from a CNN staffer:

Farrow deleted the original tweet, and later sent out this one:

During the 10 a.m. ET hour, MSNBC aired audio of grief-stricken family members upon receiving the news.

UPDATE: Fox News also aired video of the sobbing families this morning.

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