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One of the problems with non-stop coverage of a particular event is that eventually, and this is a nightmare scenario among newscasters akin to walking to school without pants or forgetting your locker combination only to find a bear is chasing you, you run out of things to talk about.
CNN’s Don Lemon has been entertaining all sorts of theories about the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, including the chance something “supernatural” happened, but on Wednesday night, he actually asked panelists about the possibility a black hole was involved.

Lemon brought this up along with other “conspiracy theories” people have been floating on Twitter, including people noting the eerie parallels to Lost and The Twilight Zone, and wondered, “is it preposterous” to consider a black hole as a possibility?

This would be the same Don Lemon who was obliged to wonder whether God took it, and we should not mock him, we should have sympathy for this poor man. He comes to work each morning and is given instructions like "Talk about the missing airplane until it's time to leave again. And there's probably not going to be any new news that we won't be walking back tomorrow, so be creative." He doesn't get to be anonymous about it, like some senior network executive puffing to the papers about how CNN is just nailing this whole new no-information story concept. Jeebus, the poor fellow is probably full of bourbon within the first twenty minutes of coming home each night.

It's a lucky thing this story is in the CNN wheelhouse. I'd hate to see what would happen if the cable networks did not spend every available resource covering it.

Originally posted to Hunter on Thu Mar 20, 2014 at 09:40 AM PDT.

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