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Lewis Black flips out on media for Whitney Houston death coverage

blackLewis022312_optBY TERI GATTO
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The Daily Show’s commentator Lewis Black was unusually angry and the target of his ire was the news media, in particular CNN pundit Nancy Grace.

“10 days ago we lost a great performer, Whitney Houston,” said a subdued Black at the beginning of his segment, before spiraling into outrage.

“Did you know that with very little skill, you can turn a song catalog into hours of terrible segues?” said Black as he played segment after segment of newscasters using the titles of popular Houston songs in their description of the artist’s career, life and untimely death.

Black also aired a clip of Nancy Grace saying that “Chances are we would not have to be remembering her soundtrack from the Bodyguard if only she had guarded her own body better.”

“Can we remember that someone died?” screamed Black in response.

In the next section of the CNN clip, Grace suggested that Houston had been murdered by someone who gave her drugs, or perhaps pushed her into the water-filled tub.

“She managed to turned a tragedy into murder mystery dinner theatre,” was Black’s rejoinder to Grace’s insinuation.

The comedian also blasted Fox New’s Eric Bolling for suggesting that Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters, like Houston, has a drug problem.

Well, there you have it!” shouted Black. “A beloved pop icon’s death used to criticize the Democrats’ choice for the banking committee!”

 

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