Sunday morning CNN entered Jimmy Falon territory when they kicked off a segment about former Governor of Alaska and 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin by playing the song “Stupid Girls.” The segment covered Palin showing support for Chick-fil-A this, along with a picture, on Facebook and Twitter:
“Stopped by Chick-fil-A in the Woodlands to support a great business.”
Watch the segment below:
“This is a network that seriously claims they are a news channel,” Glenn said after airing the clip. “These guys in those newsrooms over at CNN, they really believe they’re a news channel. And they start their report on Sarah Palin like that? How is that a news channel?”
Stu pointed out that when Jimmy Fallon did something similar to Michele Bachmann, there was at least a half-hearted apology given.
As of 11:00 AM this morning CNN had not yet apologized for their statements that Glenn, Stu and Pat had scene. The people giving this report call themselves “journalists,” Glenn noted. It would be one thing if it was Rachel Maddow or even Glenn’s show – those are shows where people know there is opinion mixed it. Glenn does not call himself a journalist.
“That’s why they’re losing,” Glenn said. “That’s why GBTV has more subscribers than they have viewers. I love that. Go look at any show and you look and compare. You’re like, wow, the Glenn Beck Internet thing is beating CNN? Wow. You’re doing pretty good there, Time Warner. Good for you.”
Later in the show Glenn updated this story by telling listeners that CNN had apologized. Here is the statement from CNN:
“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.”
Not exactly the most believable or sincere apology the three of them had ever heard.
“They’re going to destroy themselves,” Glenn said.