08/06/2012 04:33 pm ET Updated Oct 06, 2012

CNN Apologizes For Playing 'Only The Good Die Young' After Segment On Wisconsin Shootings

CNN was forced on Monday to apologize once more for its choice of on-air music after playing Billy Joel's "Only The Good Die Young" after a segment about the shootings in Wisconsin.

The network, which ran into trouble after playing Pink's "Stupid Girls" at the start of a segment about Sarah Palin last week, made a similar mistake on Monday during its morning show, "Starting Point."

"Starting Point" lets its guests choose some of the songs that will play when the show comes back after a commercial break. Unfortunately, guest Hank Sheinkopf's choice of the Joel song played after a long discussion about the shootings, which killed six members of a Sikh temple.

Even worse was the specific portion of the song the network played:

Well they showed you a statue, told you to pray/They built you a temple and locked you away/Ah but they never told you the price that you pay/For the things that you might have done/Only the good die young

CNN issued a statement to the media about the incident:

"We aired a song from our guest's playlist on the morning show, which aired following a three-minute commercial break and before a segment on presidential politics, unrelated to the Wisconsin shooting. Given the news of the day, this was regrettable and we apologize to our viewers."

(Video via Newsbusters)



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