It was strange when one CNN anchor held up a toy Boeing 777 as part of the network’s Malaysian Airlines coverage, but either CNN has bought enough for everyone, or the on-air staff have learned to share their toys.

https://twitter.com/StefSimanowitz/status/445002069918089216

  • Trixie0313

    What do you expect from a network who would hire Piers Morgan…

    • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

      Or that English bloke with bad teeth (I’m serious…) that they assigned to the story who doesn’t know his arse from a hole in the ground about aviation.

  • Maxx

    “Fools R Us”

    They might as well hire Barbie at this point.

    http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowldc/files/2010/09/news-anchor-Barbie1.jpeg

    • Bombus

      I’d probably tune-in to watch Barbie.

      • Zach Smith

        Who wouldn’t?

    • Catchance

      That’s for use when they talk about Wendy Davis… only Barbie won’t be holding a microphone.

    • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

      Looks more professional than Piers Morgan.

    • LinTaylor ✓vitrified

      I think Reporter Barbie has more credibility than Don Lemon ever did.

  • grais

    How embarrassing.

    • Maxx

      Hey CNN, this was cool nearly FIFTY FREAKIN YEARS AGO.
      http://www.collectspace.com/review/obituary_waltercronkite01.jpg

      • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

        And that was cool because that model was of a machine that not many people had seen before.

        But today? Everyone knows what a plane looks like and what it does.

        • mrspinky85

          But we are knuckleheads. We can’t even cook without cutting ourselves. /sarc

        • NaturalizedIndian

          No…I didn’t know what a plane looked like. Toy plane…he is such a moron.

          • KornKing

            The real question; do they each get their own or do they have to share?

      • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        “That’s the way it was, fifty years ago today… what kind of a day was March 16th, 1964? A day like all other days– full of the events that alter and illuminate our lives; and now– you were there!”

      • stuckinIL4now

        This was also something that wasn’t commonplace, that most of us hadn’t seen much of.

  • V the K

    So, the next time they do a story about Sandy Fluke, will they be using an inflatable sex toy?

    • Ken Alan Draper

      No, but when they get back to Ukraine, expect to see a toy sukhoi fighter jet on the desk.

    • Catchance

      Oh, snort!

    • DeadlockVictim

      A pin cushion.

  • JeffWRidge

    I understand that the next time that there’s a major car pileup, CNN anchors are going to use Hot Wheels to demonstrate.

  • Steve__Jacobson

    Is that CNN or is it really Science Fiction Theater 3000?

  • Catchance

    Can you imagine if that caught on in the White House? The next SOTU message would have Obama using a crayon to draw a red line…

    • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

      BWAAAAHAAAHAAAAhaaaaaahaaaaaahaaaaaaaaa!!! Fabulous!!!

    • tjp77

      He’s already a meme.

  • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

    Well…. we all know what Don Lemmon wants to do with that fuselage. 😉

    • Bombus

      I don’t.

  • rogleecam

    HONEY! CNN shrunk the plane!

    • stuckinIL4now

      Oh no! What if MH370 went into The Twilight Zone and was reduced into that exact toy plane CNN is using? Da’ plane! Da’ plane! We found it!!

  • rogleecam

    “Toon” in to CNN for the “budget” news. News even a four year old can like.

  • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

    Why are they even using that? Everyone knows what a plane looks like. It’s not like a model of a plane is going to make their story any more interesting.

    • mrspinky85

      They didn’t even use a power point presentation.

  • Jack Deth

    Shouldn’t these mental midgets be wearing protective glasses and crash helmets?

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    Don Lemon looks confused. He’s not used to handling something that isn’t the race card.

    • Jake Bradford

      It would be too much of a stretch to blame the missing airliner on white racism….but I’m sure MSNBC at least will give it a try.

  • HARP2

    It’s nice that they all get along and share their toys at CNN.

  • John

    I like planes.

  • Jake Bradford

    Did they crash the toy plane into the desk & go “Booooooooosh!”

  • johnstretton

    Next, we’ll see that they have got hold of Madden’s Coach’s Clicker and will start drawing on pictures of the aircraft. “you see, you got your engine here and some wing looking things sticking out here and your engine here and the planes flying forward like this here and then BOOM”

  • David Nicoli

    I heard they were bringing in Otto the autopilot for in depth analysis

  • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

    Who produces these segments?

  • Aaron1960

    Would the media ever use a toy fetus to describe an abortion?

  • stuckinIL4now

    This about sums up slimestream media journalism.

  • Bob

    As a certified flight instructor, the use of model aircraft to demonstrate the dynamics of flight is common. Of course most certified flight instructors do not have access to the graphic animation generators like the major news agencies do.

    • Chris

      Yeah they can 3D the WHOLE plane, inside and out. Its much easier to do that and just flash it up on the screen.

  • Suzyqpie

    Sum Ting Wong at CNN…

  • DrSamHerman

    And when they discuss Ted Kennedy, they hold up a …..

  • H50 ✓RAT

    Common core at work. Props will become more important in the future. Need more colorful easy to understand pie charts too, then they can just point and say ‘good’ and ‘bad’

  • Spasmolytic

    I hope someone washed the plane after Don Lemon touched it. I don’t even want to think about where he might have put it.

  • ToyZebra

    This is CNN, sponsored by Hasbro.

  • Dennis the Dreamer

    CNN is stooping down tooooooooooo low.

  • Six Edits

    History shows that the opportunity to enjoy the fruits of success will be available to many only in a culture that advances fairly rapidly.