PALIN WAS TRUE TO HER WORD.....BUT CNN GIVES HER THE BACHMANN TREATMENT.
The Bachmann Treatment? CNN Plays â€˜Stupid Girls' Before Report About Sarah Palin & Chick-Fil-A
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and husband Todd visited a Chick-fil-A on Friday. CNN used the Pink song "Stupid Girls" to lead into a report about it. (Image source: Facebook)
A CNN segment on Sunday morning started off a report about 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin showing her support for Chick-fil-A with the pop song "Stupid Girls."
NewsBusters flagged the segment, which featured the Pink song as a lead in to host Randy Kaye's discussion:
[Music and lyrics]: Aha, aha. Stupid girl, stupid girls, stupid girls. Maybe if I act like that...
RANDI KAYE, ANCHOR: Sarah Palin is apparently hungry for chicken and controversy. She posted this on Twitter and Facebook: "Stopped by Chick-fil-A in the Woodlands to support a great business." That is her and her husband Todd. Chick-fil-A has come under fire after, we were just telling you, after its president Dan Cathy came out in opposition to same-sex marriage. Several communities now trying to block Chick-fil-A from coming into their cities. Fellow Republican Mike Huckabee has organized that Chick-fil-A appreciation day scheduled for Wednesday.
Jazz Shaw at Hot Air observed that cable news anchors generally have nothing to do with the bumper music selected for their segments, usually handled by production staff instead.
"CNN can - and probably will - easily say that it was all a coincidence and it might be hard to prove otherwise," Shaw wrote.
Last year, then-Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann was introduced on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" to the song "Lyin' Ass Bitch." NBC ultimately apologized to Bachmann for the off-color song choice.
(h/t Drudge Report)