Monday, August 30, 2004

MTV news blackout

Hat tip to Michelle Malkin who got it from The Corner, here is a link to the video of the Kerry daughter's MTv appearance.

It isn't the booing. It's the fact that the media covers up popular expression. I actually feel sorry for the daughters because Viacom (owners of MTv) probably assured them that they would be widely welcomed. Just shows the media will use whatever means they can, including the Kerry daughters, to advance their agenda. And the clueless daughters accepted the assurances, actually so surprised by the booing that they turned around to see who was standing behind them that warranted such dislike. UPDATE: you can't see the big screen on the video. It may well be the Kerry daughters thought the boos were for the Bush sisters. The Shushhhing is because the Kerry daughter thought, "O.K. our turn now. You can behave." Didn't work.

UPDATE: I had forgotten this at WorldNetDaily: Hillary Clinton being booed at a charity event for 9/11 families. And they elaborate on Alice Cooper's remarks. "Besides," he continued, "when I read the list of people who are supporting Kerry, if I wasn't already a Bush supporter, I would have immediately switched. Linda Ronstadt? Don Henley? Geez, that's a good reason right there to vote for Bush." Also, this account from Althouse includes the fact that the Bush daughters also spoke.

I agree with Althouse's concluding paragraph. But I wonder how much had to do with the music industry's continuing persecution of downloaders? In other words, the audience would cheer for music but not the patronizing politics of the industry.

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