CNN has apologized for what it says “was a poor choice” of music when it played Pink’s “Stupid Girls” before a news story about Fox News contributor and former GOP VP candidate Sarah Palin. The quick piece revolved around Palin proving what an upstanding conservative dimwit she is by visiting a local Chick-Fil-A fast food restaurant.
“Stopped by Chick-fil-A in The Woodlands to support a great business,” Palin tweeted following an appearance at a rally for Republican Senate primary challenger Ted Cruz outside Houston. “Love me some Chick Fil-A.”
Some viewers noticed the correlation, and complained. I, mind you, would have been laughing through my tears. The Hollywood Reporter received a statement from CNN apologizing for the incident: “The music selection was a poor choice and was not intended to be linked to any news story. We regret any perception that they were planned together.”
It may not have been intentional(?), but it sure was on-target. Meanwhile, Palin may be one of few who “loves me some Chick-Fil-A.” Since Prez Dan Cathy’s homophobic remarks, the brand’s public persona has hit the skids. *