Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: Ashamed to be from Texas?

Monday, February 12, 2007

Ashamed to be from Texas?

Grammy Sweep by Dixie Chicks Is Seen as a Vindication - New York Times:
What is the relationship between the music industry, radio and war? The Dixie Chicks anti-Bush comments at concert in London resulted in a loss of air-time on country radio and angered the conservative Nashville country music establishment. The more liberal Grammy voters reacted to this shunning of the Dixie Chicks with 5 Grammy Awards. According to the Times:
"To some, the voting served not only as a referendum on President Bush's handling of the Iraq war, but also on what was perceived as country music's rejection--and radio's censorship--of the trio. "
Anti-war comments hurt the Dixie Chicks with some fans and attracted others. One part of the music industry tried to chill anti-war speech by making artists pay for dissent. Other parts of the industry market dissent and promote anti-war sentiments. Clearly the commercial music industry does not speak with one voice when it comes to the war and other controversial topics. What sells? War? Peace? Patriotism?

Check out the following image of a roadside sign and a couple of comments reacting to it posted on a Canadian blog


"Perfect. I needed that picture. I am a DJ at a country music station. We have been forbidden to play any Dixie Chicks for years now, by the very conservative station owner. Its getting really really old.

By Miss Cellania, at 11:30 PM

I miss hearing the Dixie Chicks on the radio but Natalie still shouldn't have said that. I don't like Bush but he still needs respect!

By spb, at 7:36 PM "

1 Comments:

Blogger bdenoyer said...

"I miss hearing the Dixie Chicks on the radio but Natalie still shouldn't have said that. I don't like Bush but he still needs respect!"

Do you think that because the DIxie Chicks are in country music and are white women that is the reason for people boycotting them I mean I think that Kayne West said worse things than that about Bush and people still love and listen to him on the radio ?

2/13/2007 2:09 PM  

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