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Old 02-07-2010, 11:38 AM   #1
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that cover story on the homepage about u2 in the 2000's.

i can't seem to find a place to write my response to one of the most nauseating pieces of writing i've ever come across on this website, so i guess i'll do it here.

by the sounds of it, u2 erased 9/11 by going on tour (which they had already planned on doing at that point) and playing songs (like they always had, up until that point when touring).

quite honestly, i can't ever remember reading such appalling fan-boy tosh. where does one even begin with this?

if you feel differently or the same, i'm all for hearing what you have to say. let's have a good discussion that'll inevitably lead everyone to agreeing with me.
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Old 02-07-2010, 12:53 PM   #2
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just scroll down to the bottom of the story (as long as you are logged in) and there is a place for you to comment, and submit. If you don't get that then refresh and try it again. Should be fun
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while it's definitely not the best article, i never got the impression that the author felt that U2 "erased 9/11".
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Zoomerang,

The writer of the piece in question is discussing HER feelings about attending the first U2 show after 9-11. The band chose to address the tragedy in quite dramatic ways that this writer felt moved by.

I hardly think that this merits the kind of critique you suggest here, but you are welcome to respond to our mainpage articles in their respective comment threads.

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I'm certainly one of the cynics that she mentioned in the article, but I could have disliked the article a lot more. That she seemed to acknowledge the fact that a lot of people saw it as corny was refreshing, rather than the blatant patriotic fan-attack that I was expecting. It was a pretty noble article, considering that.

Though I have to disagree with your post, Anu - I completely fail to see how writing ones own experiences makes something devoid of being critiqued.
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Sad Punk,

The "this" in my sentence meant to refer to Laurie's piece overall. I did not mean to imply that the piece or any piece was beyond critique, but just that this particular piece did not merit this particular response: "appalling fanboy tosh."

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The "this" in my sentence meant to refer to Laurie's piece overall. I did not mean to imply that the piece or any piece was beyond critique, but just that this particular piece did not merit this particular response: "appalling fanboy tosh."

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Of course not. The writer is, after all, female.

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I'm certainly one of the cynics that she mentioned in the article, but I could have disliked the article a lot more. That she seemed to acknowledge the fact that a lot of people saw it as corny was refreshing, rather than the blatant patriotic fan-attack that I was expecting. It was a pretty noble article, considering that.

Though I have to disagree with your post, Anu - I completely fail to see how writing ones own experiences makes something devoid of being critiqued.
yeah, i think Anu was more talking about the sophmoric attitude of the thread starter.
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i'm guessing it's a better article than the big whine about the grammys just because u2 didn't win any.
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yeah, i think Anu was more talking about the sophmoric attitude of the thread starter.
i don't think i would refer to the thread starter as sophomoric. While he may be confident in his beliefs, i would never call him poorly informed.
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i don't think i would refer to the thread starter as sophomoric. While he may be confident in his beliefs, i would never call him poorly informed.
i was referring to his attitude in this particular situation, not the poster himself.
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i was referring to his attitude in this particular situation, not the poster himself.
For what it's worth, regarding the new article posted this morning on the homepage, at first glance i had the impression the author was crediting u2 for the Saints victory last night. Then i read it again, and i got a feeling (whooo hoooo) that u2 were rooting for the Saints. It's short enough that i might give it a third look, given the connection between the city of New Orleans and the band (after the flood all the colours came out).
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