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CNN’s poor choice of song (’Stupid Girls’) introducing Sarah Palin & Chick-fil-A controversy

Sarah Palin visited a Chick-Fil-A recently to support the Atlanta-based chain. CREDIT: AP

Sarah Palin visited a Chick-Fil-A recently to support the Atlanta-based chain. CREDIT: AP

CNN apologized for playing Pink’s song “Stupid Girls” as an intro Sunday into a segment about Sarah Palin visiting a Chick-fil-A outside Houston.

“The music selection was a poor choice and was not intended to be linked to any news story,” a CNN spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter. “We regret any perception that they were planned together.”

According to Politico, she told a crowd: “We drive by a Chick-fil-A. We don’t have that in Alaska. Love me some Chick-fil-A. So we’ll go there, Jason, on the way, OK?” (She was referencing an aide Jason Recher.)

Later, she  Tweeted a photo of her and her husband Todd with some Chick-fil-A sandwiches, noting: “Stopped by Chick-fil-A in the Woodlands to support a great business.”

The Atlanta-based restaurant chain after Chik-fil-A president Dan Cathy made comments a few weeks back construed by gay rights activists as anti-gay marriage by saying he supports the “biblical definition of the family unit… We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.”

This led to a maelstrom of controversy for and against the chain. Supporters are pushing an appreciation day on Wednesday while opponents are promoting a “kiss in” Friday.

Here’s the 2006 hit song by Pink, in case you don’t recall:

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By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk

216 comments Add your comment

kpokeefe

July 30th, 2012
12:00 pm

“Wan’t intended to be linked to any news source”… Yeah, right! The media plays us all for fools!

Tommy M.

July 30th, 2012
12:03 pm

If the shoe fits…..

Head in the Sand

July 30th, 2012
12:04 pm

WalleyOne

July 30th, 2012
12:07 pm

Rodney, Thank you for quoting what Mr. Cathy actually said accurately.

HRPufnstuf

July 30th, 2012
12:09 pm

CNN…. that says it all.

Hilton

July 30th, 2012
12:11 pm

Well, she and her homphobic family has already made sure that the grandson already knows the
word f****t, and so he will grow up a hater, and not even know what’s he’s hating.
THAT’S where it starts. What good christian values.

southpaw

July 30th, 2012
12:12 pm

“The music selection … was not intended to be linked to any news story.” Exactly what did they intend to do with it instead?

terry

July 30th, 2012
12:15 pm

What a freakin joke. They knew exactly what they were doing.
Just like last year when Michele Bachmann was greeted with the song “Lyin’ A– B–ch” during her appearance on one of Obama’s networks, NBC. Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
You keep going ahead liberal media & doing stoopid stuff like this.

Lyle

July 30th, 2012
12:15 pm

I see no problem with the musical selection. It was totally appropriate. Dick Chaney basically agreed publicly this weekend.

Orton

July 30th, 2012
12:16 pm

Well, she isn’t exactly a threat to join MENSA.

JTesla

July 30th, 2012
12:18 pm

NBC did something similar to Michelle Bachmann when she visited a late night show, I can’t believe that CNN didn’t get the memo regarding song selection. I don’t like Sarah or Michelle, but I don’t buy the excuse that it “was not intended to be linked to any news story”, someone knew exactly what they were doing.

Hello.......

July 30th, 2012
12:18 pm

No wonder CNN is going down the tubes!!! Who is running that place????

JTesla

July 30th, 2012
12:19 pm

Terry beat me to it ;)

Ricky Bobby

July 30th, 2012
12:19 pm

Well, at least they apologized. Has Fox News apologized for anything? Ever?

Marko

July 30th, 2012
12:20 pm

As usual, the “tolerant” left once again proves just how intolerant they really are.
The selection of the bumper music was likely intentional, denials from CNN not withstanding.

Ellen

July 30th, 2012
12:22 pm

What IS Sarah Palin’s job? Does she really have one? And who really cares what SHE thinks? Last I checked, she wasn’t even invited to the Republican National Convention….

Reality

July 30th, 2012
12:25 pm

It was no mistake. They knew exactly what they were doing.But on the same note look at some of the Democratic women. Talk about a bunch of AIRHEADS.Pelosi,Maxine Waters and more I can’t name. Yea, as one said earlier “if the shoe fits wear it”. If that socialist in the White House gets reelected GOD HELP AMERICA.

Jamaaliver

July 30th, 2012
12:25 pm

Did I just hear someone refer to ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ as the media?

Seriously?

Browncoat

July 30th, 2012
12:26 pm

CNN honchos wonder why CNN’s ratings have collapsed….

jv

July 30th, 2012
12:26 pm

That is exacty why CNN (communist news network) is in last place in the ratings!

426

July 30th, 2012
12:29 pm

the media takes liberties based upon their own political affiliations. they make not-so-subtle attempts to embarrass/condescend/belittle their “guests” when those guests don’t agree with their pov. (see terry’s comments on Jimmy Fallon). then the media “apologizes for the oversight” and explains it was “never intentional.” Well…I call bull$@*t! Even this pathetic attempt of a story provided a link to the Pink video…just “in case you don’t recall.” What an embarrassment that you even attempt to call yourselves “reporters.”

Jim tavegia

July 30th, 2012
12:31 pm

And then you post the song, “stupid girls” on this story. You are as dumb as CNN.

Jim tavegia

July 30th, 2012
12:31 pm

And then you post the song, “stupid girls” on this story. You are as dumb as CNN.

Chuck

July 30th, 2012
12:32 pm

Yes, I suppose it might’ve been even worse if anyone actually watched CNN anymore.

It’s only a matter of time before they move the whole operation to liberal Manhattan. Good riddance when they do.

Spinoza

July 30th, 2012
12:33 pm

Seems appropriate as an introduction to the dumbest candidate to appear on a presidential ticket in a century.

Spinoza

July 30th, 2012
12:34 pm

Chuck, well, the I.Q.’s are generally higher in the northeast than they are in Fox’s Alice in Wonderland where you are comfortable.

Artie

July 30th, 2012
12:35 pm

Stupid is as stupid does….

Shannon

July 30th, 2012
12:37 pm

“poor choice” indicates a choice was made, so you can hardly go back and apologize for it. We all know that it would never happen had it been Hillary Clinton or Michelle Obama and heads would be rolling over that one.

SAWB

July 30th, 2012
12:37 pm

Saw So-Le-Bad O’Brien interviewing a representative of the Romney campaign and he mentioned that Romney would be tougher on Iran than Obama and no option would be off the table. So-Le responded by saying, “so he would bomb Iran?”. What a bastion of fair journalism CNN has become.

They need to fire all these celebrity “journalist” like O’Brien, Blitzer, Morgan, Cooper, Burnet and hire a bunch of young unknown fair-minded real journalist.

Roekest

July 30th, 2012
12:40 pm

“The music selection was a poor choice and was not intended to be linked to any news story”

I’m not sure, but I think this has been the media’s go-to-line whenever something like this happens. Wasn’t CNN caught doing something like this 2-3 weeks ago? I think this was Kimmel’s excuse as well when his band played that song during Bachmann’s appearance.

Keith

July 30th, 2012
12:43 pm

I watch CNN everyday and night…..you can definately tell the right wing replys in the above posts. As is fox news wouldn’t hasnt done the same thing to any and every one on the left

Fedup

July 30th, 2012
12:43 pm

Another perfect example of no one minding the shop at CNN. I would love to see the response from the liberals agreeing if they played a song that was derogatory intro’ing a story on Obama.

kimmer

July 30th, 2012
12:45 pm

@ jamaliver. “Did I just hear someone refer to ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ as the media?

Seriously?”

Yes I do believe television is considered a communications medium. Fallon’s show may not qualify as NEWS media but his show is definitely part of the ‘media’. Glad I could clear that up for you.

Keith

July 30th, 2012
12:45 pm

Pls excuse the typo….posting from 35k feet and there’s terrible turbulence

Senior K. Kong

July 30th, 2012
12:49 pm

Going….going…. gone…..Good bye CNN

The Man

July 30th, 2012
12:49 pm

There is so much hate in this country for those perceived as different. I enjoyed going to Chik-fil-a, but not anymore. It is a shame we choose one aspect of who someone is and try to exclude them from society.

dude

July 30th, 2012
12:49 pm

You’re all just jelly that you never got to bang Glen Rice.

Head in the Sand

July 30th, 2012
12:51 pm

To the Fox crowd: Yes, I thought it was extremely funny (being a huge fan of the Daily Show/Colbert), but I actually agree with you that it was highly inappropriate for a real news organization to let this happen. Whoever sneaked it through should be fired. It certainly doesn’t help their case for being moderate. This is something I’d expect to see on the Daily Show, not CNN. But please, don’t act like Fox News is any better at being “fair-minded”. That only shows your inability to be objective.

jms

July 30th, 2012
12:52 pm

The gay community has worked tirelessly to promote the idea that if you don’t agree with them then you’re a hater. This is simply not true. It is possible to disagree without hatred.

Kevin

July 30th, 2012
12:52 pm

CNN? What is this CNN of which you speak?

JTesla

July 30th, 2012
12:55 pm

@The Man, were you going for irony, because that is what you typed.

DontSayItoldyaSo

July 30th, 2012
12:56 pm

@Jamaaliver
July 30th, 2012
12:25 pm

EVERYTHING is a political thing with these buffoons. EVERYTHING is Obama, EVERYTHING is “liberal” if it ain’t gun-toting and bible thumpin’. Yep, these are your “Christians”, with their FAKE 4$$3$! THEY don’t even believe in the “God” they push, which is why I know the religion is fake and always has been.

Forget the fact that the Jimmy Fallon band did what they did to Michelle on their own accord, which as a musician or band you can advertise all day long that you will play one thing, but flip it and do something totally unexpected like they did. And yeah, it’s a late night talk show intended to be absurd and comical anyway. But then again the buffoons will sit and allow Rush Limbaugh to convince them that the internet “was NOT created by the government. It was created by the military, it was a DOD project!” All because it helps them to hate the President more. Do I need to continue on? Ok, because the buffoons are seeing this. THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE IS THE LARGEST GOVERNMENT AGENCY IN THE UNITED STATES!! But Rush is SOOO smart to you. Laughable.

Stephen

July 30th, 2012
12:57 pm

Flawless song choice.

The Factor

July 30th, 2012
12:58 pm

@jms,

Best point of the day…

creative

July 30th, 2012
12:59 pm

Well she is borderline retarded. Most politicians are Stupid. Let’s look at Obama he thinks that if more government jobs are created the economy will improve. Romney believes that Jesus sailed over here from Israel and hung out with Native Americans for 20 years. Hillary Clinton once said african american south africans for political correctness. Bush invaded Iraq. They are all idiots. Who cares. Sarah Palin is one of the dumber ones though. Not real sure why people love her. Her accent is enough to make you want to end your life

creative

July 30th, 2012
1:01 pm

also, anyone who ever says the word “hater” is immediately considered an idiot. I just got dumber by using it in my post.

alphadog

July 30th, 2012
1:04 pm

Actually if you listen to the lyrics the song may not be such a bad choice as it speaks to women who don’t want to be considered stupid.

creative

July 30th, 2012
1:09 pm

good point alpha. If she was actually intelligent which she is clearly not, she embrace the song and video.

South

July 30th, 2012
1:12 pm

Bless her heart.

Bill Clinton

July 30th, 2012
1:23 pm

Is there anyone more defensive or insecure than a CNN loving, religion loathing liberal?