The Dixie Chicks won 5 grammys last night and good for them. I’ve heard that album and it is very good. And I still won’t listen to them on purpose. And I suspect their income will continue to be in the tank.
1) Who doesn’t get it? The media for one. In this story, here is the story:
The Dixie Chicks are Nashville refugees for reasons of politics and personality — after stinging comments about President Bush, country radio banned them and country fans shunned them
No, it was after stinging comments about President Bush while in a foreign country. The same reason Jimmy Carter is “over the top”. You don’t piss on your own family while in the company of your neighbors. Unless your neighbor is your therapist!
2) Who else doesn’t get it. The Dixie Chicks themselve.
“I think people are using their freedom of speech tonight with all these awards,” said Natalie Maines, the lead singer of the Texas-bred band and a firebrand figure for much of America.
Yes, in a way, that is freedom of speech. As is country music fans deciding we no longer want to listen to them!
Freedom of speech goes in all directions. Thank God.