Saturday, May 13, 2006

C-BS Lets Dixie Chicks Rant About 2003 Threat

Not that it is right for even the Dixie Chicks to receive death threats, but did they really expect not to receive any criticism or controversy at all for their remarks in 2003? And it was two years ago! Why is ‘60 Minutes’ focusing on it now? Conservatives have received death threats as well but you don’t see ‘60 Minutes’ jumping on those stories. Plus I love the comment Maines makes about not ‘playing nice’ with the country music radio stations that refused to play their songs after fans became upset over her comments made in London, England. It speaks volumes about politically activity celebrities:

“We don't make decisions based on that. We don't go, 'OK, our fans are in the red states, so I'm going play a red, white and blue guitar and put on my I Love Bush T-shirt. We're not like that because we're not politicians. We're musicians"

Translation – we’re not political enough to apologize but just political enough to make those comments in the first place. Tell me if that makes sense.