CNN has found itself at the nexus of an internet controversy and bad taste after a host wondered on air if a black hole might have caused the disappearance of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
"Is it preposterous to consider a black hole was involved?" CNN's Don Lemon asked during a segment about the plane, prior to the discovery of large pieces of what could be wreckage in the ocean 1,500 miles from Perth, Australia.
He also asked - aloud, on TV - whether 'Twlight Zone' or 'Lost', which are both fictional TV shows, might hold the solution to finding the plane.
"A small black hole would suck in our entire universe, so we know it’s not that," responded Mary Schiavo, a former Inspector General for the US Department of Transportation.
To be kind, Lemon was probably asking the question as an expression of mystery and 'the unknown' rather than a specific personal theory about the presence of minute, disappearing hypermassive singularities above the Pacific Ocean.
But when you've dragged out the story so much that you're onto the purely fictional causes for what appears to be a monumental tragedy, it might be time to just stop and think for a second.
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