Gregg Easterbrook is still getting space on the pages of major news outlets, where he can be totally wrong, as usual. Here’s James Fallows:
My friend and colleague Gregg Easterbrook has an op-ed in the NYT today saying that one big lesson of the 9/11 attacks, which should be re-learned because of the Malaysia 370 mystery, is that pilots should not be able to turn off the transponders in their planes. […] As Gregg knows, because I’ve told him, I think that focusing on transponders is mis-directed effort, Ms. Emily Litella-style. Here is why.
I love that “because I’ve told him”. The sign of a true hack is never letting facts get in the way of a good story.