:: 4.28.2003 ::
Bruce Springsteen weighs in on the whole Dixie Chicks thing:
"The Dixie Chicks have taken a big hit lately for exercising their basic right to express themselves. To me, they're terrific American artists expressing American values by using their American right to free speech. For them to be banished wholesale from radio stations, and even entire radio networks, for speaking out is un-American.
The pressure coming from the government and big business to enforce conformity of thought concerning the war and politics goes against everything that this country is about - namely freedom. Right now, we are supposedly fighting to create freedom in Iraq, at the same time that some are trying to intimidate and punish people for using that same freedom here at home."
Let's watch the O'Reillys of the world twist Bruce into some sort of America-hater. My guess is they'll skip the whole topic.
(verbatim from Tom Tomorrow)
Unverified so far, but very scary if true: the Today Show went black during an interview with Tim Robbins. I found video of some of the April 14th show here (do a text search for "Robbins") but it doesn't show a blackout. Not sure if that's the whole show or not. Still looking.
:: Deb 11:07 AM :: permalink ::
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