After about a six minute discussion, the program cut to a commercial break. Upon return, viewers were greeted with Billy Joel:
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/That’s what I said/Only the good die young, Only the good die young.
For those not familiar with Starting Point, the show allows guest contributors to offer a song playlist for their appearances.
This little diddy was chosen by guest Hank Sheinkopf.
Let’s get the obvious gig out of the way: It’s fortunate this occurred on CNN, or someone might have seen it.
But, “Only the Good Die Young”? CNN is a joke.