The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59082 Message #939733
Posted By: JudyR
25-Apr-03 - 01:53 AM
Thread Name: Bruce Springsteen and the Dixie Chicks
Subject: RE: BS: Bruce Springsteen and the Dixie Chicks
Yes, good for Bruce. I saw that and was heartened.
Well, I am listening to Diane Sawyer's interview with The Chicks right now ("What were you *thinking?*)(I guess she has to take the audience's position, so as not to seem soft).
Anyway, I hope bringing all this out in the open, this makes some people sit up and think. They did a segment where they talked to troops about what they thought, and they were far less vindictive than these yahoos. Most of them evoked free speech, and not one bought the idea that they were "giving comfort to Saddam."
She read the Springsteen letter. But made the point that it's only country music fans who are so unforgiving. Madonna's already selling big on her new record.
This has to come to a head. Something has to happen -- somebody besides us has got to see how frightening all this has become. Death threads. And little children being brought to stomp on Dixi Chicks CD. And some woman calling up and suggesting they strap Natalie to a bomber and send her over to EYE-Rack (pardon me, that was red-neck talk).