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O’Reilly, Krauthammer Blast ‘Psychotic’ Flight 370 Coverage: ‘Corrupting the News Biz’

Bill O’Reilly continues to be amazed at how much coverage the missing Flight 370 continues to get (three guesses who he was talking about), and told Charles Krauthammer Tuesday night that the missing plane has taken up so much coverage “it’s now corrupting the news biz” to the point where this satirical article isn’t too far off from the truth.

Krauthammer acknowledged the reasons why it clicks with people and gets ratings: it has “fantastic fictional elements,” mixing classic elements of a whodunit with David Copperfield-style disappearing acts, but he admitted it’s annoying how people are “terribly suffering” and the media is still treating all this like a game.

O’Reilly added that this is one of those times when cable news “becomes a burlesque show, it becomes a farce,” and mockingly wondered, “When does Godzilla come in?”

Krauthammer, who’s been board certified in psychiatry, suggested the coverage has been nothing short of “psychotic.” Nonetheless, he pointed out how the missing plane coverage has done ratings wonders and so continuing to cover it is just “capitalism at work.”

Watch the video below, via Fox News:

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