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Looks like someone at CNN wanted to have a good time with a story that's actually kinda sad. During a recent CNN segment on a man's painfully uncomfortable inflammatory bowel disease, CNN thought the best way to connect the disease to its audience through a visual medium was to air the classic scene from 'Dumb and Dumber' featuring Jeff Daniels' Harry feverishly storming the toilet after suffering a sudden bout of diarrhea.

Yup, CNN aired that sucker with full sound effects and all before cutting to anchor Ali Velshi who, with a straight face, asked, "We didn't just air that on live TV, did we?" Velshi then began describing this man's illness by teasing "ten to fifteen bloody bowel movements a day" -- a nasty disease so debilitating that it forced the man to quit his job. Way to be sympathetic CNN! We'll never be »


- Erik Davis

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