Comedian Lewis Black stopped by The Daily Show last night to take aim at the media’s insensitive handling of Whitney Houston’s death. He addressed the ham-handed puns, reckless speculation from “CNN’s resident hearse-chaser Nancy Grace,” and Fox News pundit Eric Bolling’s opportunistic use of the tragedy to launch off-color criticism against California Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters. Black’s point was a simple one: “Hey, a–holes, somebody died!” Watch the full rant below.
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What do you think, PopWatchers? Do you agree with Black? Those segues were rough (especially the Bodyguard one). What of Bolling’s freewheeling use of racially coded language in regards to Waters?
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