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Why Is This CNN Countdown About the White House Turkey Learning Its ‘Fate’ So Funny?

“TURKEY LEARNS FATE.”

That’s what it said today on CNN. There was a countdown clock ticking away the hours until President Barack Obama pardons a turkey. This year, he will either pardon Tater or Tot. (Truly, though, what is the point when 2009’s beloved pardon recipient, Courage, shuffled off his mortal coil this week, leaving us all reeling?)

The near-ubiquitous countdown clock is not unique to CNN, of course, but this turkey thing has certainly gotten a lot of play today on Twitter.

John Berman was the anchor who got the countdown clock up and running and he loved it.

Everyone else made jokes but seemed to love it, too.

Enjoy your laugh! Happy Thanksgiving!

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