The Hill reports:
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo on Monday clashed with a Breitbart editor who used a Ringo Starr song to defend Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore’s alleged sexual misconduct toward teenaged women.
“You know, in 1973, Ringo Starr hit No. 1 on the billboard charts with the song ‘You’re Sixteen, You’re Beautiful and You’re Mine,’” Breitbart editor Joel Pollack said during an appearance on CNN’s “New Day.”
“And it was a remake of an earlier song. He was 30-something at the time, singing about a 16-year-old. You want to take away Ringo Starr’s achievement?” “You can’t be serious,” Cuomo said in response.
Ringo Starr’s 1978 video for his remake of the song starred a then-21 year-old Carrie Fisher.
Breitbart senior editor defends Judge Roy Moore citing Ringo Starr’s hit cover of the song “You’re Sixteen You’re Beautiful (And You’re Mine)” https://t.co/4ygE8qiA1j
— Josiah Daniel Ryan (@JosiahRyan) November 27, 2017
The original version of the song was in the movie “American Graffiti.” The lyric is about high school kids.
— Christopher Knight (@KnightLAT) November 27, 2017
🎶You walked out of my dreams, and into my car…🎶 pic.twitter.com/CYrrVglG5s
— brian b. levinson (@BrianBLevinson) November 27, 2017