A plane crashed. So what? This could have been the public reaction to the tragedy of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, which perished on July 17, 2014. Instead an hysterical contagion was inaugurated, first by the news media and then by various politicians.
News media hysteria about the MH17 crash even happened with the Russia Today network, as documented in the Ersjdamoo’s Blog entry of July 19, 2014.
At first, politicians like President Barack Obama did not become infected with the contagion of hysteria. Obama’s initial reaction was not to yield to events. But on Fox News, Kate Obenshain charged, “President Obama is glad-handing, ordering burgers medium-well while the world, frankly, is falling apart in other regions, and it’s a stunning thing. Either he’s tone deaf or […] he just doesn’t care.” 
By the next day, President Obama had been infected by the contagion initiated by major news media. Whereas before he had reacted calmly, as one would expect of a powerful leader, on Friday, July 18th, the U.S. President essentially blamed Russia for the MH17 tragedy:
Evidence indicates that the plane was shot down by a surface-to-air missile that was launched from an area that is controlled by Russian-backed separatists inside of Ukraine. We also know that this is not the first time a plane has been shot down in eastern Ukraine. Over the last several weeks, Russian-backed separatists have shot down a Ukrainian transport plane and a Ukrainian helicopter, and they claimed responsibility for shooting down a Ukrainian fighter jet. Moreover, we know that these separatists have received a steady flow of support from Russia. This includes arms and training. It includes heavy weapons, and it includes anti-aircraft weapons. 
The President also stated, “We know at least one American citizen, Quinn Lucas Schansman, was killed.” 
So we have, Plane crash kills ONE American. And Quinn Lucas Schansman in fact had dual citizenship. Quinn Lucas Schansman was a dual citizen of the U.S. and the Netherlands. 
Remember the Alamo! Remember Quinn Lucas Schansman!
Did “Thank God It’s Friday” begin early in the newsrooms of the United States and Britain? Were newspersons already breaking out the schnapps in anticipation of the weekend? It seems so based upon the unprofessional, agitated coverage of the MH17 crash.
First the news media flips out. The contagion spreads to the politicians. With these supposedly responsible persons already going off the deep end, is it any wonder that the general public became infected by the mass hysteria?
And so, the public began to engage in speculation of its own. Was the crash a “false flag”? Was this the start of war with Russia?
It is then that the original instigators, the news persons, did a 180 and began to chide the public for speculating! “Those people are ‘conspiracy theorists'”, they warned. Patrick Cockburn of The Independent (U.K.) complained, “Within hours of the shooting down of the Malaysian airliner over Ukraine, such theories were swirling around about who exactly shot it down and why commercial airliners were being routed over a war zone where two military aircraft had recently been destroyed by missiles.” 
And remember this: We still don’t definitely know even what caused the crash! President Obama, influenced by the plague of hysteria, cited unknown U.S. intelligence officials, who allegedly said the plane was shot down by a missile and that there was “credible evidence” it was fired from a location held by pro-Russian rebels.
But maybe it was a bomb onboard the doomed MH17 which brought it down. Or maybe it was mechanical failure which caused the crash. A proper investigation would not a priori rule out alternate explanations.
And so we have…
- Plane crashes. News media flips out.
- Politicians succumb to the artificial hysteria.
- The public reacts to flipped out newspersons and politicians and makes its own speculations.
- The news media, instigators of the hysteria, blame the “conspiracy theorists” for being hysterical.
But remember these wise words from Rudyard Kipling: “If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you…” 
——- Sources ——-
 “Kate Obenshain: Obama ‘Ordering Burgers Medium-Well While World is Falling Apart'”, Fox News Insider, July 17, 2014.
 “President Obama Speaks on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, Russia and Ukraine, and the Situation in Gaza”, The White House, July 18, 2014. http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/07/18/president-obama-speaks-malaysia-airlines-flight-mh17-russia-and-ukraine-and-situatio
 “Who Was Quinn Lucas Schansman, the Lone American Passenger on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17?”, By Johnny Dodd. People.com, 07/19/2014.
 “The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering”, by Patrick Cockburn. The Independent (U.K.), July 20, 2014.
 From poem “If”, by Rudyard Kipling