Friday, October 27, 2006

Dixie Chicks censored again

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Well, the major broadcasting networks are clearly bought and paid for by the right wing. It's really beyond disgusting. Check this out by John Aravosis from AMERICAblog:

"[NBC] cannot accept these spots as they are disparaging to President Bush." - NBC's letter to the Dixie Chicks.

Let's just all pack up and move to Canada because this isn't our country anymore. But then again, I have a better idea. Once Democrats win back the congress we have a long and hard look at media consolidation, and more importantly, media bias and whether the large networks have essentially been bought off by the Republicans. The Fairness Doctrine went away a long time ago, and as a result, whether through coercion or wooing, the networks have gone Republican.

For NBC to say that they won't run ads that "disparage" the president is beyond sick, it's beyond un-American. This was an ad for a new movie about how the Dixie Chicks were censored in this country for simply being critical of the president. So now NBC is going to censor their movie about being censored because the ad for the movie is critical of the president.

Seriously, NBC needs to pay for this. Just like ABC needs to pay for its Path to 9/11 fiasco. The major media has gone conservative because they think that's where the money is. Come November 7, let's show the meeting who's really in charge.

ThinkProgress has the commercial that NBC has banned for being critical of our president. Funny, but the networks don't seem have a problem with racist or homophobic ads, but when ever the ads are critical of Bush, or worse, promoting inclusive religions, suddenly they're not fit for television.

This used to be a free country. Look what has happened. It's heartbreaking.


  1. I agree with the bloke who said "Move to France, Dixie Chicks." We'll look after them if you people don't want them.

    Personally, I think they're the bravest three ladies in America, because they have so much to lose. I also like the fact that they "out-rock 'n' rolled" every rocker that's lived whilst playing blue-grass. But then our folk music is the same - pulls no punches.

  2. Anonymous9:20 PM

    The Dixie Chicks deserve accolades for being so wise. They saw Bush for what he was long before most of us did. It is just wrong for this country to punish them for practicing what is supposed to be one of our most important liberties--freedom of speech. It never said freemdom of speech as long as the President and his power brokers agree with you.


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