Barack Obama has become the latest public figure to mock CNN's coverage of the disappearance of Flight MH370.
The US president joins ex-CNN stalwart Larry King in slamming the network's virtually non-stop coverage of the vanished Malaysia Airlines Flight.
In a speech at the annual White House Correspondents' dinner, Obama told an audience of journalists: "I am happy to be here even though I am a little jetlagged from my trip to Malaysia - the lengths we have to go to to get CNN coverage these days."
He then added: "I think they're still searching for their table."
In an interview with the Capital New York website, the bespectacled former TV host said: "I miss being live, which I did all my life and I miss the big story, though I will tell you, I am glad I am not on CNN now with this missing plane.
"Because that has been turned into the most absurd news story.
"It was a great news story and then it went absurd."
MH370 disappeared on March 8 while en route from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Beijing, China.
There were 239 people on board.
An international search and rescue effort remains ongoing in the Indian Ocean although to date no trace of the missing plane has been found.