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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

CNN forced to apologize for playing 'Only the Good Die Young' after a segment about Sikh temple shooting

CNN has been forced to apologise after playing Billy Joel's song Only the Good Die Young following a segment about the Sikh temple massacre in Wisconsin.

A panel on Monday morning's Starting Point discussed the shooting - in which six people were killed and three injured - with Narinder Singh, the chairman of the board of trustees for the Sikh Coalition.

Then after cutting to a three-minute commercial break, the program returned with the song - and the show's hosts seemed unaware of the thoughtless choice.

The song contains the lyrics: 'They showed you a statue, told you to pray, they built you a temple and locked you away. But they never told you the price that you pay... Only the good die young.'

It was part of a playlist chosen by the day's guest, New York Democratic strategist Hank Sheinkopf. Read More