Fly on the Wall 1487 

The Killer

On Sunday, CNN reported that the fire in Jerry Lee Lewis' great balls had finally been extinguished. Sun Records' piano-pounding problem child was dead at the tender age of 91.

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Improbable as it may seem, Lewis, a notorious hell-raiser who's already outlived label-mates like Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, etc. is still very much alive and only 81 to boot. CNN got the name wrong. It was actually Jerry Lewis, America's great cinematic clown and mighty lion of the Labor Day telethon who'd gone on to headline that big casino in the sky.

The badly titled obit went viral soon after it went live thanks to the cable news channel's army of sworn enemies (aka Trump voters) who shared contempt on social media with posts saying, "Oh Wow! They are so used to reporting #FakeNews, when they have a real item to report, they can't do it. Why are they still on the air?"

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and ...

"The Clown News Network reports Jerry Lee Lewis died, not Jerry Lewis. These people are the fake news kings. Utterly corrupt and incompetent."

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It's a pretty ridiculous screw-up and the sort of thing Fly on the Wall would normally make fun of, too. But sometimes an error is just an error and not the CNNd of times.

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