Wolf Blitzer: Math is hard! CNN coverage of Boeing 777 crash gets failing grade

Oh, CNN! As Twitchy reported Saturday, a Boeing 777 crashed at San Fransisco International Airport. Two fatalities have been confirmed. To CNN, the most pressing issue was whether or not to call the tragic crash “horrifying.”

This. Is. CNN.

As usual, Wolf Blitzer’s coverage put the absurd icing on the ridiculous cake.


But wait, there was more.


Well, it’s not like it was horrifying or anything, right CNN?

Facts shmacts!

Math. It’s so very hard.


You can just picture Wolf twirling his hair madly.

Twitter users sum up CNN’s coverage in a snarky nutshell:


Tell us how you really feel!

Mr. Blitzer, blissfully self-unaware, tweeted this out:

An exit response:

CNN fail once again.

Editor’s note: Typo fixed in headline


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  • I M Free

    This is Wolf Blizer and THIS IS CNN.

    • http://www.nleomf.org/officers/ FlatFoot

                                                      ” THIS IS CNN

  • Notorious M.E.G.

    Does he have alzheimers? Seriously, this is the 2nd or 3rd time that he’s fumbled around during a newscast. Time to retire!

  • tony30088

    Now do you realize why I don’t watch CNN? Can it be any cleared?

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    “Alex, I’ll take The Rapists for $800.”


    • tops116

      “The day is mine!”

  • HARP2


  • HARP2

    Sir Isaac Newton is to blame for discovering gravity.

  • Stephen K

    Wolfie couldn’t find an easy and obvious way to blame the crash on the Tea Party, and that just derailed him for the remainder of the story.

    • Elizabeth Lipp

      MSNBC and CNN will eventually blame the plane crash on the sequester. Just wait and see.

      • ObamaFail

        Just like liberal morons were quick to blame that bridge collapse in May on the sequester and Republicans. When in truth the collapse was caused by someone hitting the bridge.

  • peteee363

    does cnn have a rulebook showing fatalities, and selecting the politically correct adjective to use?

    • Sterling Micheal Patrick Holme

      CNN Is a fatality.

      • Suzyqpie

        A stunning fatality. They dissed their viewers with folly as reported here, shrank their market, failed their advertisers, sacrificed everything to promote their ideology. During the above mentioned process, assassinated the bottom line. Beats everything I’ve ever seen in business modeling. Liberalism is right because it is right and so it can never be wrong as it sinks into oblivion lead by WBlitzer debating minutiae.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      It’s not the number of fatalities, but the political leanings of the victims. If it had been a TEA Party bus crash with 60 deaths, I think the word they’d have used would be “justified.”

      Since they didn’t know who was on the plane, it lead to the confusion.

  • Jack Deth

    Oh, how the mighty have fallen!

    It’s time to take Wolf out to pasture.

  • cscape

    I am perplexed as to why CNN (or for that matter, MSNBC) hasnt’ gone here yet….. Wolf: “…We have Congressman Pelosi, you know that this is her District…. Ms. Pelosi, can you say with confidence that this crash could have been avoided, were it not for the disastrous Republican mandated budget SEQUESTER which began in March?”

    • cscape

      you will all recall Harry Reid laying the blame for the deaths of 8 Marines, during a training exercise in his home state of Nevada, squarely on the “Republican Sequester”….. Barney Frank inartfully attempted to blame the Boston Marathon Terror Attack on the Sequester….. Senator John McCain (not to be outdone) just Friday put the blame on a lack of federal spending (presumably due to the Sequester) for the deaths of the 19 firefighters in Arizona…. and we will all recall that we were told by House Democrats that “people would die” as a result of the Sequester

      • grais

        I’m not sure why, exactly, but your post made me laugh and laugh.
        : )

        • cscape

          if it hadn’t actually happened, it would be fodder for National Lampoon, now wouldn’t it?

      • Suzyqpie

        Sequester would cause children, the human shields of Big Govt, to go hungry, their starved little dead bodies would be clogging up side walks and pedestrian thoroughfares from sea to shining sea. Sequester was minor reductions in planned increases which aside from 0bama banning the hoi polloi from La Casa Blanca is invisible.

    • Suzyqpie

      Plan B – Ms Pelosi, “Do you think this plane crash could have been caused my homophobes since SF has a large gay crowd?”

  • TocksNedlog

    Where does he think those 60 people ran off to?

    • Suzyqpie

      Your question points to root cause of Wolfie problem, a total inability to think through the implications, survey the options, and formulate a cogent hypothesis. His brain neurochemical pathways and reception network do not always generate synapse.

  • grais

    Maybe he should start watching Fox News.

  • http://www.nleomf.org/officers/ FlatFoot

    Good ol’ Wolfie Blitzkrieg — the Brain Trust at CNN.

    • tops116

      It’s sad how SNL’s Celebrity Jeopardy skits were never that absurd.

      • ICOYAR

        Reality is better to laugh at than fiction.

  • TJ

    The best was when they where questioning if the airport was the reason for the crash. Even if it is a 85+ year old airport and has near tens of thousands of flight a day.

    • nc

      Facts like these never get in the way of a juicy lawsuit.

  • ObamaFail

    How can CNN be okay with this blubbering idiot being on tv?

    • Suzyqpie

      My hypothesis, CNN mahogany row is also filled with blubbering idiots who subscribe to the same ideology. Wolfie has good intentions, outcomes don’t count.

  • John Howard

    Wolf Blitzer sucks the news right out the airwaves. If I watch him for more than a few seconds, I can feel the vacuum forming.

  • tops116

    I wasn’t aware there was such a PSA as “Don’t drink and do a live news telecast,” but there ya go.

    • Suzyqpie

      “Brought to you as a public service announcement by the Ad Council and HHS.gov.”

  • Aitch748

    WTF? Are liberal journalists just particularly prone to getting Alzheimer’s before retirement?

  • LegalizeShemp

    Just watched CNN (Commie Nincompoop Network). First they said, “definitely not terrorism”, then showed a graphic stating, “NTSB says everything’s on the table”. Which is it CNN?

    • Suzyqpie

      Man caused disaster as a result of work place violence because of sequester, racism, and homophobia.

      • ObamaFail

        And the #1 cause for all of America’s woes over the last 100 years. Bush!!!!!!!!

  • stuckinIL4now

    We can only hope … that CNN will question the use of every word they plan to use and will conclude that all words are not appropriate thus CNN must go mute to the delight of us all.

  • 912er

    I heard them debating this morning about wondering whether or not to describe their network as honest journalism.

    • ObamaFail

      They decided to stay what they are good at. Obama water-carriers.

  • neoface

    Any accident involves a lot of people, injury or death is horrifying. Definitely a no brainer. What, they are missing that too????

  • PeriMedic

    Fox wasn’t any better. Stupid questions: “So, former flight attendant, when the plane is on fire, is it important to get the people off?” “How do you know it’s an emergency?”…oh, slamming the ground, spinning around, plane breaking in two–it could be a tough call.

    Wrong data: “Pilots have 10,000 miles”. No, 10,000 hours…BIG difference.

    I had to refrain from throwing things at the screen.

    • robrrt

      Agreed. I was SMH when FNC thought it necessary to do a segment on hypothetical upcoming lawsuits. Not defending Wolfie, et al & not that I would switch the channel anyway, but to be honest, the FNC coverage wasn’t exactly stellar.
      The problem with this day-long, late-into-the-night event coverage is
      that, after a while, these anchors’ vocal cords seem to go into

      • PeriMedic

        It seems they do. They need to move to other news when there’s nothing new to report, even if it is the score of a little league team in Ottumwa, Iowa. I finally shut if off and did housework when one anchor was speculating with one “expert” on the pilots taking the fifth with the NTSB or lying, and he didn’t school her on aviation accidents/investigations/law.

  • stillinthe60s

    Correspondent Numb-Nuts strikes again.

  • mapache

    Was the plane crash in Alaska that resulted in ten deaths horrifying? Any crash is horrifying if you are in it, more horrifying if you are injured or killed….to paraphrase Tip O’Neill, ‘horrifying is local.’

  • cscape

    you’re welcome…… it is best to be prepared for their idiocy