Three years after flight MH370 vanished, we know more about the decline of the media and the untruthfulness or obfuscation of Malaysia’s authorities in dealing with the mystery than we do about the events that brought the Malaysia Airlines 777-200ER down, or the location of the heavy and sunk parts of its wreckage.

Since March 8, 2014, when MH370 took off from Kuala Lumpur with 239 people listed on its manifest for a red-eye flight to Beijing, most reports have been generated by the antics of self-proclaimed experts or media pundits declaring that one or both of the pilots of the flight "dunnit" (as they might have), or demonising the managers of the search, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), for having looked in the wrong area. Which is about as fair as criticising those who search unsuccessfully for children or the elderly when lost in the bush, even though their bones undoubtedly lie scattered in "the bush".