On Sunday, CNN played the song “Stupid Girls” before a story about Sarah Palin. The snippet of the song contained the lyric, “Stupid girl, stupid girls, stupid girls, maybe if I act like that…”
The segment, covered by anchor Randi Kaye, was about Sarah Palin tweeting a picture of herself at Chick-fil-A. The tweet said, “Stopped by Chick-fil-A in the Woodlands to support a great business.”
Jazz Shaw wrote on Hot Air:
For the record, it’s my understanding that the hosts of these shows on the 24 hour cable news channels generally have nothing to do with the selection of the bumper music. That’s usually handled by the production staff, and a specific individual is frequently assigned to do nothing but select the musical cuts. CNN can — and probably will — easily say that it was all a coincidence and it might be hard to prove otherwise.
The most trusted name in news isn’t the only one that seems to be criticizing Palin. Former Vice-President Dick Cheney recently said he thought it was “a mistake” to put Palin on the ticket in 2008.
John McCain, as well as Cheney’s daughter, Liz Cheney, quickly came to Palin’s defense. McCain responded to the criticism with his own jab: “I respect the vice president. He and I had strong disagreements as to whether we should torture people or not.”