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Old 03-18-2003, 01:07 PM   #76
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Not lame. They realize that they have offended a portion of their target audience. It doesn't look like they were ready for a career change to political analyst.

Do they have the right to make their statement? Yes.

Do fans have the right to make their statements? Yes.

Do $$$ frequently take precedence over standing by our principles? Yes.

Will many people remember this incident in three months time? No.
Oh please, if no one will remember in three months, then all the more reason they should stick to their original statement. They could make all the "fans" think twice about their stupid actions of trying to get them banned by bringing up some real discussion on freedom of speech. But no, they take it back and give the public lies instead. So comforting.

But hey as long as they will make more money now it's ok. Right?
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Old 03-18-2003, 01:13 PM   #77
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They could make all the "fans" think twice about their stupid actions of trying to get them banned by bringing up some real discussion on freedom of speech.
Or maybe their fans made them think twice about their "stupid actions". "Banning" from commercial radio stations is a form of freedom of speech. If Dixie Chicks music means better ratings three months from now, radio stations will play them.

Anyways, celebrity is all about image, not just talent.
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It is not a "ban," remember, unless *the government* were to come along and say that stations couldn't play Dixie Chicks songs. If a vast majority of listeners wants to protest their statements by "un-requesting" their songs, well, then so be it.

They might not be "un-requesting" for the right reason (I'm inclined to think this is mostly a sheep move), but nevertheless one cannot say that the Dixies' right to free speech has been infringed upon. They were free to make the comment. No one stopped them and no one made them take it back. They have faced no legal repercussions. But it is the nature of celebrity that such comments may win--or lose--large parts of their fan base for them. And it's the nature of far too many American people to pull sheep moves like this.
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Ah, well, that's show biz.
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I don't want to abuse the picture posting privilege,

But, they will be on national TV tonight explaining it all.

Their CD is no. 1 on country charts again

This picture has been modified, the singer is, shall we say more substantial than portrayed.
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On the show they said they'd gotten death threats. This is, shall we say, excessive. There's no excuse for this. If you don't like their politics, fine. Threatening to shoot them or whatever is something else. This stinks.
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Anyways, celebrity is all about image, not just talent.

I agree. This seems to be about a small but vocal number of people, since their album is #1 on the charts again. Probably most of their fans don't care about their politics or politics, period. Look at the number of Americans who don't even vote in elections.
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Ah, well, that's show biz.
Yip, its all entertainment.
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On the show they said they'd gotten death threats. This is, shall we say, excessive. There's no excuse for this. If you don't like their politics, fine. Threatening to shoot them or whatever is something else. This stinks.
Extremists are always dangerous.
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On the show they said they'd gotten death threats. This is, shall we say, excessive. There's no excuse for this. If you don't like their politics, fine. Threatening to shoot them or whatever is something else. This stinks.
Exactly.

Those people who sent death threats...yeah, they need to get lives. Fast.

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Exactly.

Those people who sent death threats...yeah, they need to get lives. Fast.
I agree. They need to be sued, accused, and go into prison. A death threat is not an easy funny thing.
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I agree. They need to be sued, accused, and go into prison. A death threat is not an easy funny thing.

I agree. Presumably they called the cops. I hope they arrest these 's and put them in jail.
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