The obsessive and crazy over-coverage of the missing Malaysian jetliner and over coverage of shootings show not only the expected agenda driven mentality but some topical tone deafness. Whether you liked their politics or not they used to be a respected name in news. I remember watching a hot young Sharyl Atkinson and Bernie Shaw, Wolf Blitzer and Christine Amanpour during gulf war one. They were the bomb. They are kind of a joke now. Candy Crowley? Used to love her but she wet the bed in the presidential debate. So unprofessional and biased.
Maybe they've just lost their monopoly in the internet age and feel they have to resort to sensationalism and pandering to get ratings now. They've surely lost their luster.