There are right times to use a pun on the news and well, there are wrong times.
Monday morning was the latter for CNN's Chris Cuomo, who was reporting live from the site where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed last week. Cuomo interviewed Congressman Mike Rogers (R-MI), and accidentally asked him if he could “shoot down” the possibility that missiles launched by Ukrainian forces could have downed MH17. He quickly realized his own gaffe, adding, “Excuse the pun.”
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