CNN Plays Pink’s ‘Stupid Girls’ Teasing Segment On Sarah Palin (UPDATED)

Sarah Palin is back in the news after she posted a photo of herself online in support of Chick-fil-A. Now, the fact that Palin tweeting a picture of herself at a fast food joint is newsworthy is quite stunning, but this morning on CNN, a segment on the Palin story began with the musical stylings of Pink’s “Stupid Girls.”

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CNN anchor Randi Kaye teased the segment by saying, “Sarah Palin is apparently hungry for chicken and controversy.” Palin stopped at Chick-fil-A to show her support in the midst of national attention on its founder’s anti-gay stance and the chain’s donations to anti-gay groups.

NewsBusters’ Noel Sheppard highlighted the musical choice earlier today, saying there would be “outrage” if a similar song was used to “introduce any female Democrat.” HotAir adds that the song selection is generally the job of the production staff, so if there was any “malice aforethought,” it was from one or more individuals on the crew, not Kaye herself.

UPDATE: A CNN spokesperson gives this statement to Mediaite.

“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.”

Watch the segment below, courtesy of CNN:

h/t NewsBusters

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