Fox News host Bill Hemmer explains missing plane: ‘It took 2,000 years to find Noah’s Ark’

By David Edwards
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 12:27 EDT
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Fox News host Bill Hemmer
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Fox News host Bill Hemmer on Wednesday suggested that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 may never be found because “it took us 2,000 years to find Noah’s Ark.”

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?”

“Oh, I think we find flight 370 much sooner than those two things, thank God,” Lagonia said. “Until then, it’s the greatest reality show in the world.”

Claims that Noah’s Ark was found in Turkey have been repeatedly debunked by scientists like Lorence Gene Collins from California State University Northridge’s Department of Geological Sciences and Andrew Snelling of Creation Ministries International.

“[A]s Christians we need to always exercise due care when claims are made, no matter who makes them, and any claims must always be subjected to the most rigorous scientific scrutiny,” Shelling wrote in 2013. “If that had happened here, and particularly if the scientific surveys conducted by highly qualified professionals using sophisticated instruments had been more widely publicized and their results taken note of, then these claims would never have received the widespread credence that they have.”

In fact, Hemmer could have learned that the Noah’s Ark discovery was a hoax with a quick search of the Fox News website.

Watch the video below from Fox News, broadcast March 19, 2014.

(h/t: Headly Westerfield)

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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