In a moment I'll provide a link to a Thompson/Reuters piece from the CBC news website, concerning the investigation into the disappearance of flight
MH370, March 8, 2014.
It is a fine news piece and I'm not calling into question anything about the journalism.
I'm sure everything in the piece is factual.
The problem I have with the piece, the reason it is "spin" is that it speculates on (reasonable) hypotheses that assign blame to a particular group,
the Uighurs, Chinese Muslims.
Furthermore, it brazenly does so in the middle of a very important investigation. (The next day...)
The fact that this news piece exists in the first place indicates a desire for the populace to think a certain way.
Now, it may turn out that everything speculated upon in the piece will turn out to be 100% accurate, this is not what is in contention.
Obviously, this is a story everyone should be watching closely.
A SUMMARY of Malaysia Airlines
-Suspicions abound that MH370 might have been highjacked or deliberately destroyed because of the two passengers with stolen passports (Austrian and
Italian) as well as "Two other European travelers, possibly Ukrainian."
-'People with fake passports present a huge problem for security. I strongly believe that they had something to do with the plane going missing.'
says the Chinese university security expert.
-"Early indications show some sort of a security lapse, but I cannot say any further right now." - says the Malaysian security official.
-Asked how strongly investigators suspected foul play, the second Malaysian official said: "There are initial indications but it's too early...who
knows what happened on that plane. But we are keeping our minds open."
-The timing of the incident, a week after knife-wielding assailants killed at least 29 people at a train station in the southwestern Chinese city of
Kunming, led to speculation that militants from China's Uighur Muslim minority could be involved." (This is not a quote from anyone, this is the
journalist, this is pure spin.)
-One of the Malaysian officials said the authorities were not ruling out Uighur involvement in the jet's disappearance, noting that Uighurs were
deported to China from Malaysia in 2011 and 2012 for carrying false passports.
The rest of the piece goes on to explain that Malaysian and Chinese officials have not been able to find anything tying MH370 to the Uighurs, but they
really, really feel like it was them.
So now we know who they would prefer we blame regardless of the outcome.
Please do read the article.
Please to be keeping one's eyes peeled.