While reporting extensively on Flight 370, the Boeing 777 carrying 239 people that went missing early last Saturday, CNN introduced a new prop in order to really take its investigation to the next level.
CNN cuts back on costly graphics | pic.twitter.com/7xqq8LCMJq
— Mike Doran (@Doranimated) March 14, 2014
Unfortunately, that wasn't the end. CNN continued to use the same toy plane during its coverage on Saturday, testing out different disappearance theories by pointing to different parts of the toy.
— Danny Stearns (@sweatysoul) March 15, 2014
Even Don Lemon joined in.
— Stefan Simanowitz (@StefSimanowitz) March 16, 2014
It wasn't long before viewers began to take notice of the network's newest addition. Let the Twitter madness begin:
You know CNN has been running out of things to talk about in their 24hr koverage of the plane disappearance when they start using toy planes
— Rev Lawrence Gunther (@revlarz) March 15, 2014
I think CNN will break the #MH370 mystery because they are using a toy model plane and the weatherman to explain theories
— Eric Nesselrotte (@ericnesselrotte) March 16, 2014
Oh my word...they're playing with a toy plane on CNN. #sadreally
— Tim Kasper (@TimKasper1) March 15, 2014
— theNasher (@MikeNashYo) March 16, 2014
— Amy Kindall (@amykindall) March 15, 2014
Breaking news on CNN - the same info they had last night, but now they're using a toy plane to demonstrate.
— H M (@hmgflyer) March 15, 2014
You can watch Don Lemon's hands-on analysis using the toy plane below: