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Old 08-23-2006, 07:18 PM   #16
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Yeah, when you claim that the Bush family owns and/or controls 70% of the radio station, I want proof. Yes, you do have to prove a ridiculous statement like that.
Hey, calm down, girl! First, I was not stating, I was just something reminding about articles I read. How in the hell do you want me to remember when did it take it from if I read it around 2003/2004? It's too late to go back and recuperate this.
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Old 08-23-2006, 07:22 PM   #17
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Radio boycotts and in particular death threads have nothing to do with freedom of speech. The opposite, actually.
You should not be getting radio bans (censorship) and death threads in a democracy for critisizing the president.

Their fans are of course, entitled to not listen to their songs on the radio or buy their albums and disagree with them in a respectable manner.
I'm not talking about particular boycotts.
And this happened to Dixie Chicks too, despite the publicity (bad or not it's publicity) they attracted by the time of that incident.
Boycotts were made in radios that belonged to particular capital or press groups that form huge blocks of enterprises in the territory. There were several radios from the same genre that still accepted the promotion and to air the artists.
I'm not claiming this is true (even though I truly believe in it, I don't think this is made up), but I remember to read several articles in magazines and in the internet talking about this.
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Old 08-27-2006, 11:11 AM   #18
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Yeah, when you claim that the Bush family owns and/or controls 70% of the radio station, I want proof. Yes, you do have to prove a ridiculous statement like that.
agreed, that statement is ridiculous. it is more accurate to say that the majority of radio stations are run by clear channel, which has very close political and financial ties to bush and his family.

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http://www.takebackthemedia.com/radiogaga.html

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Clear Channel Worldwide Inc., the nation’s largest owner of radio stations (over 1200 stations in all 50 states and DC), sponsored the numerous "patriotic rallies" which were held in various cities around the country. They organized, advertised, provided speakers and entertainment for them, and even handed out numerous American flags to participants.

While Clear Channel promoted these as patriotic rallies, the attendees obviously felt otherwise. In addition to waving their provided flags, they also held signs condemning their fellow Americans - liberals, Hollywood, the Dixie Chicks. They were not so much patriotic rallies as pro-war rallies, and not so much pro-war rallies as rallies against anyone who opposes the Bush administration's policies.

There are close ties between the company and President Bush. The Vice Chair of the company is Tom Hicks, a member of the Bush Pioneer club for elite (and generous) donors. The relationship between Bush and Hicks goes back even further, however. The two were embroiled in scandal when Hicks, as University of Texas Regent, was responsible for granting endowment management contracts of the newly created (under legislation signed by Bush) UT Investment Management Co. (UTIMCO). The contracts were given to firms politically connected to both Hicks and Bush, including the Carlyle Group - a firm which has the first President Bush on the payroll and had the second one on the payroll until just weeks before receiving this lucrative business. The board of UTIMCO also included the Chair of Clear Channel, L. Lowry Mays. In addition, Hicks purchased the Texas Rangers from George Bush, making him a wealthy man through a deal that was partially sweetened by a shiny new taxpayer financed stadium, which included valuable land obtained at below market rates through the use of eminent domain.

Whether or not the close ties between the radio behemoth Clear Channel and the president have anything to do with their rallying support for his policies is unclear. If it were a small company it would not much matter. But Clear Channel is a media giant, dominating the radio and promotion industries. The potential for the alignment of big media and the government should concern us all, especially as FCC Chair Michael Powell continues to push to reduce the barriers to even further media consolidation.
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every major artist on earth, from the dixie chicks to bono to elvis to britney spears to eminem... has recieved death threats in their career. it's one of the fucked up parts about celebrity. 99.999% of them, much like the thousands of death threats made against the president of the united states (no matter who's in office), are bogus and go no where.

"shup up and sing" boo fucking hoo... cry me a river, natalie... each and every one of us have heard those same words at a u2 concert... a pearl jam concert... a springsteen concert... get over it.
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Old 08-27-2006, 01:30 PM   #20
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There are close ties between the company and President Bush. [etc]
Now that's proof!

That's what I wanted, some kind of independent evidence of his assertions.
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