The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59082   Message #939842
Posted By: TIA
25-Apr-03 - 08:20 AM
Thread Name: Bruce Springsteen and the Dixie Chicks
Subject: RE: BS: Bruce Springsteen and the Dixie Chicks
I don't get it. Myriad people - congressional leaders, Limbaughian commentators, Joe and Jane Sixpack - had a six-year orgy of saying disrespectful to downright nasty and even slanderous things about our last president (for example, Anne Coulter said that President Clinton had "crack pipes on the White House Christmas tree").

Now, a Dixie Chick makes one (that's 1, just 1) relatively innocuous comment and people have rallies against them, they get death threats, they are banned from the airways and everyone is appalled that they could be disrespectful to the president.

1994 to 2000, Non-stop shitting on President okay.
2003, Saying you are ashamed of the President not okay.

The difference?
IMO, the republican propaganda machine and its dupes and/or allies in the media.