In 2010 CNN covered a story of a 103-year-old African American woman who still drives while listening and bobbing her head to hip hop music. They aired a segment that unintentionally included a song from rap star Coolio that spewed the N word a couple of times. CNN immediately realized their mistake and made a public apology.
In another posted on Sept. 1, 2011, the description read: CNN anchor Kyra Phillips had to apologize Wednesday after the network accidentally played a track from the rap group R.A.P.E.D (Real Ass People Every Day). That video spoof was then picked up by happypeople.com and served to the public like it just happened yesterday.