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CNN Analyst Incorrectly Identifies John Lennon as Singer of ‘Rocket Man’

The CNN hosts promptly corrected the analyst.

John Avalon, the editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast and a political analyst for CNN, incorrectly identified John Lennon as the singer behind Elton John’s ‘Rocket Man’ on CNN’s ‘New Day’ on Thursday.

Avalon said that President Trump’s description of North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un as ‘Rocket Man’ is “not really an accurate phrase.”

“It’s a John Lennon song, and it’s the president extending domestic style and his style, that pugnacious style,” Avalon said.

“Isn’t it an Elton John song?” CNN’s Alisyn Camerota pointed out.

Avalon then corrected himself and pointed out that Lennon and John worked together to create one song, which caused the confusion.

“What a saving move that was!” Chris Cuomo declared.