The character of Ron Burgundy is based on longtime Detroit news anchor Mort Crim but it could easily have been based on Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer. Hemmer, who struck me as a dullard even when he was on CNN, asked an astonishingly stupid question about the missing Malaysian airplane:
Former FAA spokesperson Scott Brenner told Fox News on Tuesday that the pilots of the missing flight had intentions of taking the plane in a different direction before they last spoke to air traffic control.
In his Wednesday coverage of the new details, Hemmer pointed out to aviation attorney Salvatore Lagonia that the plane could have ended up in Pakistan or the Indian Ocean.“Well, if I knew, I’d tell somebody,” Lagonia replied. “But obviously, it’s hard to tell where he went after that. Once he went below 5,000 feet and really tried to stay clear of radar, that plane could make even more turns.”
“So, what, it took us 100 years to find the Titanic?” Hemmer noted. “It took us 2,000 years to find Noah’s Ark. Do we ever find flight 370?”
“They named it San Diego, which of course in German means a whale’s vagina.”