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So much outrage over the petition against Rush Limbaugh....

Reps. are angry with Dems., claiming Dems. are trying to stifle their freedom of speech.

But how is this any different from the Dixie Chicks' incident several year ago? If I remember correctly, the Dixie Chicks' career almost went down the drain because Reps. were campaigning to have them removed from the radio. Is there a difference between the two cases? I don't think so.

(In case you didn't know, Rush said that he hoped Obama would "fail"; now there is a petition of outrage against him.)

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:28 AM on Jan. 28, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • As for the Dixie Chicks...their album did well that year and their American tour also did pretty well. The sales posted broke an all time high for up to that time. They took a break because 1) two of them had babies and 2) they were receiving death threats against them and their families. They did do a documentary detailing their fight with all those Christian, patriotic Americans that threatened to kill them. It was called 'Shut Up and Sing'. It actually won many awards.

    mizkaye

    Answer by mizkaye at 10:26 PM on Jan. 28, 2009

  • In the instance of the Dixie Chicks i believe the people of the US wanted to get rid of them on the radio had nothing to do with Rep.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:32 AM on Jan. 28, 2009

  • Well I never liked him anyway. I think he is a pill popping a-hole but that's not a reason to get him off the radio.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:34 AM on Jan. 28, 2009

  • No, not "the people of the US". Most Dems agreed with them. It was the Bush-lovers (aka Republicans) that trashed them.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:34 AM on Jan. 28, 2009

  • The difference is Rush said it in America TO Americans. Natalie Maines said in a concert in London that she was "ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas." . Country raiio was outraged that she chose that arena to spout her beliefs pulled the Dixie Chicks from playlists. Her mouth continued to sink the group as she publicly fought with Toby Keith.
    GrnEyedGrandma

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 10:38 AM on Jan. 28, 2009

  • its stupid. ppl get so wrapped up & heated over the silliest things! you dont like what Rush said...dont listen to his show...DUH!!! why would Dems wanna listen to Rush's ignorance anyway? He is against everything they believe, so why even give him the energy? he's so egocentric he's prolly loving all the extra attention.

    Dems should stop focusing on Rush just cause he hopes Obama fails...from what ive read on CM Rush isn't the only one w/ that idea. i guess Rush & the others who think this want the country to get worse...stupid stupid stupid.
    okmanders

    Answer by okmanders at 10:46 AM on Jan. 28, 2009

  • Rush did say that he hopes Obama fails, but it was taken out of context. If people actually paid attention, he stated that he hopes Obama fails in his QUEST TO TURN THIS COUNTRY INTO A SOCIALIST COUNTRY. No that the hopes Obama is a complete failure as a president. NO ONE wants that, even me, and I despise BO more than I can say. But he's the president, and i do hope he's at least not as bad as I fear he will be.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:52 AM on Jan. 28, 2009

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                                                We are talking about matter of FREE SPEECH.


    The Dumb Dixie Chicks exercised their free speech and said something stupid to the wrong audience.


    People who listen to country music have values such that they deemed it BS right away, and still do.


    The Dumb Dixie chicks just didn't like the consequences of their FREE SPEECH!


    Rush Limbaugh will remain on the air because of FREE SPEECH!!!!

    mustbeGRACE

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 10:59 AM on Jan. 28, 2009

  • The difference is that people were still riding the whole 9/11 patriotism band wagon and at that time Pres. Bush could do no wrong. Now if she would have said that a few years later, people would not of cared.
    SexyPartyLady

    Answer by SexyPartyLady at 11:03 AM on Jan. 28, 2009

  • because republicans only care if it affects them.. they like to have it both ways.

    there is NO difference between the 2 incidents
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:16 AM on Jan. 28, 2009

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