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Old 04-07-2002, 07:35 PM   #1
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I can't even count how many times in the last year and a half that I've been reading/watching/hearing news and some dumbass reporter says that U2's goal is to be the biggest band in the world again. 'They're reapplying for biggest band on the planet!' Bono never said it, the label never said it, no one ever said it. The lazy mass media is just jumping on the bandwagon of the first dumbass that misquoted it as 'biggest band on the planet'. And the stupid thing is that it just kept being repeated as what they had said and no one ever said otherwise, until now. Stupidity breeds more stupidity, do your homework people.

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Well he said it at the Grammys last year, I think he said best band on the planet though. On the first leg he would ask the crowd "do we get the job?"

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Old 04-07-2002, 07:56 PM   #3
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He said BEST, not biggest. Biggest was quoted far more often.
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I remember him saying, "best band on the planet" on an MTV special they had about the Elevation tour last year. That's where I got the tagline from my website: "A tribute to the best band on the planet."

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That was my point, there is a world of difference between the two in my opinion.

It's like if I said I was a Virginian and the press always said I was a virgin.
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That was my point, there is a world of difference between the two in my opinion.

It's like if I said I was a Virginian and the press always said I was a virgin.
But Johnny, weren't you the definitive leader of the ATYCLB virgins?
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He said BEST, not biggest. Biggest was quoted far more often.
During the MuchMusic interview Bono corrected George Strom********polis when he said it as "biggest", saying "It was the best band, the biggest is easy."

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This recent quote made me laugh:

"Bono—who writes lyrics like "Alright alright, alright, alright, alright/It's alright, it's alright, it's alright, it's alright"—sees himself as a poet."

Realllllll accurate...
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i agree wannabe, i read that and i felt like scalp-raking them.

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i agree wannabe, i read that and i felt like scalp-raking them.
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This recent quote made me laugh:

"Bono—who writes lyrics like "Alright alright, alright, alright, alright/It's alright, it's alright, it's alright, it's alright"—sees himself as a poet."

Realllllll accurate...
Wait...who said this?



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I can't even count how many times in the last year and a half that I've been reading/watching/hearing news and some dumbass reporter says that U2's goal is to be the biggest band in the world again. 'They're reapplying for biggest band on the planet!' Bono never said it, the label never said it, no one ever said it. The lazy mass media is just jumping on the bandwagon of the first dumbass that misquoted it as 'biggest band on the planet'. And the stupid thing is that it just kept being repeated as what they had said and no one ever said otherwise, until now. Stupidity breeds more stupidity, do your homework people.

Why single out just the reporters?

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Wait...who said this?
Terence P. Jeffrey

and not to bring fym to eykiw, but he's from the National Conservative Weekly.
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Old 04-10-2002, 12:07 AM   #14
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Why single out just the reporters?
Because they have a responsibility to be accurate when 'quoting'.
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