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  • Ted Cruz Stuns Hagel With Al Jazeera 'Bully' Bite (Video at link)

    01/31/2013 1:02:47 PM PST · by Perdogg · 115 replies
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) confronted former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel with a clip from his 2009 interview with Al Jazeera during today's Defense Secretary confirmation hearing. The Secretary of Defense nominee can be heard agreeing with a caller's assertion that the United States is the "world's bully."
  • DIXIE CHICKS HAVE FLOWN THE COOP

    01/05/2008 5:57:43 PM PST · by melt · 39 replies · 388+ views
    National Enquirer ^ | 1/5/08 | National Enquirer
    The Dixie Chicks are partners in name only - the multi-platinum- selling trio is all but broken up, according to a source close to the group.Natalie Maines and sisters Martie Maguire and Emily Robison made just a handful of appearances together in 2007 - and now they rarely even talk, the source reveals. "The girls have gone their separate ways," the source close to the Texas-raised country musicians told The ENQUIRER. "They were not getting along when they toured together during 2006, but they managed to stay civil. Now when they're not forced to be together, the girls don't even...
  • Dixie Chicks Added Shows

    09/27/2007 7:02:05 AM PDT · by NRA1995 · 21 replies · 208+ views
    The Oct 18 and 20 concert dates with Dixie Chicks/Eagles at Nokia Theatre LA Live were sold out in a few minutes.
  • Free Republic: glass ant farm for zealots

    03/08/2007 11:40:55 PM PST · by conservative in nyc · 410 replies · 7,918+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | 10/27/06 | IVOR TOSSELL
    The Dixie Chicks have a movie, Shut Up & Sing, coming out today, and, to keep things lively, they're staging a grudge match with the worst site on the Internet, political-rhetoric division. "The fat chick will only drive traffic to this site," writes one poster to the site. "The Frenchy Chix can't get a gig in a gay bar in Ithaca," writes another. Others chime in with more corruptions: Chubby Chicks, Ditsy Twits, Vichy Chicks. "Yep typical liberals," says someone else. "No character." This is Free Republic, an exercise in political extremism that, despite being and something of an anthropological...
  • American Idol Contestant who sang dixie chicks song is AXED

    03/05/2007 6:19:06 AM PST · by fightin kentuckian · 152 replies · 4,269+ views
    05 Feb 07 | Fightin Kentuckian
    I want to hear your comments about the American Idol contestant who sang "Not Ready to Make Nice" by the dixie chicks and was axed.
  • Dixie Who? The Handwriting Is on the Wall

    02/16/2007 11:52:00 AM PST · by beansox · 80 replies · 3,897+ views
    CMT.com ^ | 2/15/07 | Chet FLippo
    Almost lost in all the furor over the former country music group the Dixie Chicks' domination of the Grammy Awards was another major development. The knee-jerk vote by liberal Grammy members wanting to send the White House and Nashville and country radio a large middle finger about the alleged persecution and martyrdom of the trio also effectively poisoned the well for other deserving artists in the five categories the Chicks swept. In essence, all of the other nominees for album of the year, record of the year, song of the year, country album and country duo or group performance never...
  • Billboard chooses (Dylan's) Modern Times year's best album

    12/28/2006 10:40:46 AM PST · by pissant · 49 replies · 593+ views
    CBC ^ | 12/15/06 | staff
    Billboard magazine has chosen Bob Dylan's Modern Times as the best album of 2006. It was the second top billing for the 65-year-old singer, after Modern Times topped Rolling Stones magazine's picks of the year earlier this week. The album, Dylan's first in five years, topped Billboard sales charts earlier this year. Billboard picked its top 10 based on the opinions of its 48 staff and freelancers. Another veteran American rocker, Bruce Springsteen, came second with his We Shall Overcome — the Seeger Sessions. The Beatle's Love, a remix of original Apple recording sessions created for a Cirque du Soleil...
  • Capone With Kopple and Peck, Directors Of (The Dixie Chicks') SHUT UP & SING!! (FR mentioned!)

    11/15/2006 1:46:38 PM PST · by Houmatt · 15 replies · 539+ views
    aintitcool.com ^ | 11-15-06 | Capone
    Hey, everyone. Capone in the Windy City here in an interviewing frenzy, and there’s still more to come. It may surprise you to hear me say this, but the Dixie Chicks documentary SHUT UP & SING might be the hands-down finest doc of the year. Two years ago, I begged people to go see METALLICA: SOME KIND OF MONSTER, a superb film about a band I couldn’t have cared less about before the film in crisis. And everyone who saw it took it to heart. SHUT UP & SING has a similar appeal, with the small exception that this film...
  • Erika Andersen: Dixie Chicks' pity party is getting old [Free Republic prominently mentioned]

    11/11/2006 4:30:50 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 124 replies · 5,664+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Nov 8, 2006 | Erika Andersen
    WASHINGTON - Think of the Dixie Chicks and you should be reminded of their extraordinary musical talent and best-selling CDs. Instead, thanks to “Shut Up & Sing” — a new documentary about the group’s foray into politics — the Chicks will likely be famous for flying their self-proclaimed victim banner once again. The documentary accurately and intimately portrays the Chicks’ tumultuous battle with angry Americans since lead singer Natalie Maines proclaimed from a London stage that she was ashamed that President George W. Bush hailed from her home state of Texas. The conservative blog Free Republic first focused attention —...
  • Natalie Maines Sez: Dixie Chicks Were FReepers' "Wet Dream"

    09/14/2006 8:25:48 PM PDT · by kristinn · 239 replies · 6,567+ views
    indieWIRE ^ | Thursday, September 14, 2006 | Peter Knegt and Brian Brooks
    SNIPOscar-winning doc filmmaker Barbara Kopple ("Harlan County USA," "American Dream") teamed up with collaborator Cecilia Peck to co-direct a behind the scenes look at the best-selling female group of all time, "The Dixie Chicks." The film, "Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing" was initially envisioned as a much more modest project, according to the band's Natalie Maines who spoke at a press conference this week at the Toronto International Film Festival. "We originally thought of having a filmmaker [to capture footage] for ourselves or as a supplement to some concert DVD release," said Maines. But Maines' now famous off-handed comment...
  • Natalie Maines: "US hasnt caught on yet"

    09/13/2006 6:05:20 PM PDT · by beansox · 61 replies · 1,427+ views
    Canadian Press ^ | 9/13/2006 | CASSANDRA SZKLARSKI
    TORONTO (CP) - Tell these feisty chicks to "shut up and sing" and they'll make a movie. The Dixie Chicks have rebounded from death threats, stinging political attacks and radio station battles with "Shut Up and Sing," a moving documentary that debuted this week at the Toronto International Film Festival. It was three years ago that front woman Natalie Maines told a London audience that the Texas band was embarrassed U.S. President George W. Bush was from their home state. Since then, the trio has weathered a firestorm of controversy to create a new album, discover new fans, have a...
  • Dixie Chicks sing bold tune to new fans (Barf Alert! DefCon1!Think of it as cleansing!)

    09/14/2006 6:41:20 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 24 replies · 469+ views
    Yahoo.Com ^ | Al-Rueters | By Rachelle Younglai
    TORONTO (Reuters) - One sentence, a political comment as bombs rained down on Baghdad in 2003, changed the careers and the fan base of Texas-based Dixie Chicks, but not their spirit or their tune. "In the past, I think we thought we had a purpose, to entertain (the audience)," said lead singer Natalie Maines, whose 2003 comments criticizing U.S. president George W. Bush made the band a pariah in the country music world. "Now you feel like they feel like they have a purpose, in supporting free speech and supporting us, so it's amazing. And it's definitely a new audience."...
  • Heart of Dixie (Natalie Maines calles George W. Bush a "Dumb F**k)

    09/12/2006 6:14:46 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 113 replies · 3,118+ views
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | Chris Willman
    EW's Chris Willman got a sneak peek at the Dixie Chicks' sure-to-be-controversial documentary ''Shut Up and Sing,'' in which Natalie Maines calls the president a ''dumb f---''
  • Dixie Chicks to Bush: "You're a dumb f**k."

    09/13/2006 8:46:50 AM PDT · by Malacoda · 68 replies · 1,675+ views
    TMZ.com ^ | Sept. 12, 2006 | TMZ Staff
    It's been more than three years since the Dixie Chicks sparked a media firestorm by announcing they were "ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas." Now, the embattled country stars are reigniting the blaze with a highly controversial documentary featuring lead singer Natalie Maines calling President Bush a "dumb f---." According to Entertainment Weekly, one memorable scene from "Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing" shows the singers watching a news report on President Bush's reaction to their infamous on-stage comment. In the report, Bush says ''the Dixie Chicks are free to speak their mind,'' adding, ''they shouldn't...
  • Dixie Chicks: Shut up and Sing

    09/06/2006 6:30:01 AM PDT · by reagandemo · 15 replies · 762+ views
    Variety ^ | Phil Gallo
    Barbara Kopple and Cecilia Peck have crafted an insightful and heartfelt look at the experiences of the Dixie Chicks over the last three years, chronicling the often bizarre consequences of singer Natalie Maines' anti-Bush wisecrack on a London stage. Maines' statement is captured in "Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing," as are the meetings where they plot how to circumvent the core country audience and, eventually, how to reroute a tour and cancel shows due to poor ticket sales. It's the rare thorough documentary on a musical act whose dilemmas are faced in the here and now, one that should...
  • Radio, promoter each blames other for cut in Chicks tour

    08/15/2006 8:31:54 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 64 replies · 2,202+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 8-15-06 | MICHAEL D. CLARK and TARA DOOLEY
    More than 20,000 Dixie Chicks fans in Houston bought the band's latest album, the 1.5 million-selling Taking the Long Way. That much is clear, along with the fact that the Dixie Chicks' Houston concert date was canceled. The promoter blames the radio stations. Initial reports cited slow ticket sales. But tickets for the Toyota Center show never went on sale. The country radio stations credit their listeners with the cancellation and blame the Chicks for a bad attitude. The fans will have to book trips to Dallas or Austin. Louis Messina, president of the Messina Group, the Houston-based concert promoter...
  • Dixie Chicks make major detour -- nix Dixie

    08/11/2006 9:09:28 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 79 replies · 2,792+ views
    Reuters via Washington Post ^ | Thursday, August 10, 2006; 6:55 PM | Steve Gorman
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Country-pop trio the Dixie Chicks, still feeling a backlash for criticizing President George W. Bush, have been forced to mostly abandon the American heartland and Deep South on their latest tour. Facing lackluster ticket sales in many U.S. cities where radio stations had banned their music to protest the band's anti-Bush remarks, the Chicks' promoters have revised their tour with new stops in Australia and Canada. Only four Southern U.S. cities remain on the newly overhauled 49-date concert itinerary posted days ago for the Chicks' "Accidents & Accusations" trek, their first major tour in three years.
  • Dixie Chicks Cancel 14 Shows on Tour

    08/08/2006 4:33:04 AM PDT · by Pokey78 · 182 replies · 5,400+ views
    AP ^ | 08/08/06
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Several concerts on the Dixie Chicks' "Accidents & Accusations" tour have been canceled after slow ticket sales, but the group says it has replaced them with other dates. Kansas City, Houston, St. Louis, Memphis and Knoxville are among 14 cities no longer on the original schedule released in May, according to a revised itinerary posted Thursday on the Dixie Chick's Web site. Other shows, including Nashville, Los Angeles, Denver and Phoenix, have been pushed back to later dates. The North American leg of the tour kicked off July 21 in Detroit. Billboard magazine and other trade publications...
  • America The Pretty Nifty -- Despite The Dixie Chicks

    07/17/2006 11:20:01 AM PDT · by Pokey78 · 24 replies · 1,718+ views
    The Post Chronicle ^ | 07/15/06 | Thomas Lindaman
    I try to avoid commenting on the Dixie Chicks as much as possible these days, because to do so gives them attention they really don't deserve. But I couldn't pass up the opportunity when lead singer/owner of the group's collective brain cell, Natalie Maines, asked why people felt the need to be patriotic. "What is there to be patriotic about?" Ms. Maines opined in an interview with a British newspaper. If you needed help finding an answer, Natalie, you could have just asked me. When I look out at this great big lug of a country, I find there's a...
  • Dixie Cowards: If Country radio wont play you, (radio edit) em!

    06/20/2006 10:20:41 AM PDT · by beansox · 8 replies · 652+ views
    Radio & Records ^ | 6/19/2006
    KZLA Wrestles With Chicks" Star Power The Dixie Chicks’ Natalie Maines “made nice” with an L.A. radio station last week, but it wasn’t the station that’s played new Chicks music almost 225 times. Instead, Maines talked to the Jamie, Jack & Stench morning show at Clear Channel Hot AC KYSR (Star 98.7), which has played new tunes from the Chicks only 38 times. As you might imagine, this didn’t exactly thrill the folks at Emmis’ crosstown Country outlet, KZLA. What upset KZLA OM/PD R.J. Curtis is that his station has been very supportive of the Chicks. “The really frustrating part...
  • How the Chicks survived their scrap with Bush

    06/17/2006 5:54:37 AM PDT · by veronica · 130 replies · 2,920+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 06-17-06 | Adam Sweeting
    Adam Sweeting assesses how the Dixie Chicks have weathered a political storm Will it be the salmon teriyaki with organic greens, or asparagus tempura and tuna sashimi? As the waiter hovers with pencil poised, the Dixie Chicks debate the menu with the practised air of professional restaurant critics. The Chicks have traditionally been branded a country band, but clearly it's some time since their diet consisted of ribs, tacos and pancakes. Sisters Emily Robison and Martie Maguire project a polished Fifth Avenue elegance, and vocalist Natalie Maines is a vision of sculpted cheekbones and smoky eye-shadow. With their origins as...
  • How the Chicks survived their scrap with Bush

    06/17/2006 6:00:09 AM PDT · by got_moab? · 20 replies · 1,390+ views
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 15/06/2006
    Will it be the salmon teriyaki with organic greens, or asparagus tempura and tuna sashimi? As the waiter hovers with pencil poised, the Dixie Chicks debate the menu with the practised air of professional restaurant critics. The Chicks have traditionally been branded a country band, but clearly it's some time since their diet consisted of ribs, tacos and pancakes. Sisters Emily Robison and Martie Maguire project a polished Fifth Avenue elegance, and vocalist Natalie Maines is a vision of sculpted cheekbones and smoky eye-shadow. With their origins as bouffant-haired ingénues playing bluegrass music long forgotten, the Chicks are in Miami...
  • Dixie Chicks: "I don't see why people care about patriotism."

    06/15/2006 9:57:39 AM PDT · by beansox · 112 replies · 4,235+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | 6/15/06
    "A lot of pandering started going on, and you'd see soldiers and the American flag in every video. It became a sickening display of ultra-patriotism." "The entire country may disagree with me, but I don't understand the necessity for patriotism," Maines resumes, through gritted teeth. "Why do you have to be a patriot? About what? This land is our land? Why? You can like where you live and like your life, but as for loving the whole country… I don't see why people care about patriotism."
  • The Dixie Chicks: Counting Chickens Before They Are Hatched

    06/15/2006 5:11:06 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 64 replies · 3,063+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | Wednesday, June 14, 2006 | Robert Meyer
    Just a short while ago, USA Today did a feature article on the country band The Dixie Chicks. They became infamous in March of 2003 when their leader, Natalie Maines, stated in an overseas concert that she was embarrassed to be a native of Texas because of President Bush's decision to invade Iraq. Immediately radio stations boycotted their albums, former fans boycotted concerts, and they were dubbed as unpatriotic cheap-shot artists. The starship that had soared to the top of the country music charts abruptly crashed to earth. When Ms. Maines realized that she had stuck her foot into her...
  • Dixie Chicks Keep On Trucking

    06/09/2006 9:17:15 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 107 replies · 2,996+ views
    Official DC Website ^ | 6/9/06 | The Twits
    June 9, 2006 MESSAGE FROM NATALIE, EMILY & MARTIE: To our Fans: Any reports being made about the cancellation of our upcoming Accidents And Accusations tour are completely false. We have known since March 2003 that our path in this business would have obstacles at every pass. We have enjoyed meeting each one head-on and we will continue to do so. Dixie Chicks fans are as active and dedicated as they come. This time around we are willingly feeling our way through unchartered territory. Things don't come as easy as they might have come in the past, and it makes...
  • A Hitch in the Dixie Chicks' Git-Along

    06/08/2006 6:08:12 PM PDT · by wouldntbprudent · 75 replies · 2,570+ views
    eonline ^ | June 8, 2006 | Natalie Finn
    Despite the fact that the Dixie Chicks' Taking the Long Way has been the number-one album in the country for two weeks, the trio may be staring at wide open spaces when they take their show on the road this summer. Billboard reported Wednesday that a handful of dates on the North American leg of the Dixie Chicks' upcoming Accidents & Accusations tour, which kicks of July 21 in Detroit, might be postponed or canceled due to slow ticket sales. Ticket outlets were averaging 5,000-6,000 tickets sold per date in major markets, although most of the arena-sized venues can accommodate...
  • Where Is The Voice Of Protest In Today's Music? Chuck D, Tom Morello Have Ideas (MTV rant)

    05/19/2006 11:14:57 AM PDT · by weegee · 23 replies · 418+ views
    MTV - Viacom (Parent corp of SeeBS News) ^ | 05.17.2006 | Gil Kaufman, with additional reporting by Jennifer Vineyard and Corey Moss
    Looking at daily headlines, you'd think the radio would be filled with songs of revolution and protest. President Bush's approval ratings recently dipped below 30 percent — the third lowest of any president in the past half-century. Gas "It's like Public Enemy and N.W.A were warring for the heart of the hip-hop nation, and a gentrified version of N.W.A won out. The blingy version." -- Audioslave's Tom Morello prices have more than doubled since he took office. Plus, the Iraq conflict is more unpopular (nearly 60 percent of those polled say sending troops was a mistake) after three years than...
  • Dixie Chicks aren’t ready to ‘Make Nice’ [more Bush bashing]

    04/15/2006 8:34:15 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 102 replies · 2,551+ views
    KC star ^ | 4/15/06 | KC Star
    The Dixie Chicks release their new album, “Taking the Long Way,” late in May, but don’t look for them to soften up. A few stations around the country are playing the first single, “Not Ready to Make Nice,” which refers to the backlash the band received for speaking against the Bush administration in 2003. The song features the lyric “I’m mad as hell and I can’t bring myself to do what it is you think I should,” and the video shows the trio as leads in “The Crucible,” Arthur Miller’s play based on the Salem witch trials. The video can...
  • Is Lubbock Ready To Forgive The Dixie Chicks?

    02/09/2006 8:50:00 AM PST · by WestTexasWend · 44 replies · 956+ views
    KLBK13 - Lubbock ^ | Thursday, Feb 9, 2006 | Emily Leonard
    The Dixie Chicks burst onto the music scene with hits like "Wide Open Spaces" and "Goodbye Earl". But after Natalie Maines` negative comments toward President Bush, they all but vanished from the limelight. But now they`re back, and it seems the Chicks have even more to say. It`s been a "Long Time Gone" for the Dixie Chicks, three years to be exact, since Lubbock native Maines said, "We`re ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas", at a concert in London, England. As a result, people all across the country, and here in Lubbock, nixed the Chicks....
  • Dixie Chicks Write a Song About Lubbock (Bush Bashing, Still Sore at Country Radio)

    01/31/2006 7:59:19 AM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 48 replies · 965+ views
    KLBK 13 ^ | Jan 31, 2006
    The Dixie Chicks are raising a rukus again. This time they are using Lubbock's name.The Chicks new album contains a song called 'Lubbock or Lave It.' It criticizes local radio stations who boycotted their music after the trio made anti-Bush remarks at a concert three years ago.Another song called 'Not Ready to Make Nice' is about the backlash they recieved from the Bush comments.The album is due out in April.
  • Heart Of Dixie (Natalie Maines NEVER Liked Country)

    01/30/2006 11:41:01 AM PST · by beansox · 52 replies · 1,619+ views
    Heart of Dixie Three years later, Dixie Chicks frontwoman Natalie Maines talks to Entertainment Weekly about why she's ''pretty much done'' with Nashville in the wake of her anti-Bush comments by Whitney Pastorek On March 10, 2003, the Dixie Chicks' Natalie Maines stepped onto a London stage and announced, ''We're ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas.'' All hell promptly broke loose. A month later, she and bandmates Martie Maguire and Emily Robison finally addressed the controversy for the first time, posing naked on the cover of EW and candidly discussing the firestorm Maines' comment sparked....
  • Is it time to have Dixie Chicks back on airways

    03/15/2005 6:47:22 AM PST · by JFC · 84 replies · 1,270+ views
    Pulse Poll Is it time for the Dixie Chicks to return to Lubbock radio? Yes, it is. No, it isn't.
  • Dixie Chicks Call For Sinclair Boycott

    10/19/2004 8:46:06 AM PDT · by beansox · 162 replies · 4,464+ views
    Sinclair Media Alert from the Dixie Chicks! 10/18/04 As musicians, we've had to deal with companies like Clear Channel that have gobbled up over 1200 radio stations, taken over concert venues, and undermined the ability for musicians to connect with their fans. Clear Channel also uses its power to promote a pro-Republican, pro-war agenda. Now we have a giant television company that is making Clear Channel's antics look like a day at the beach. Last week, Sinclair Broadcast Group — the largest owner of TV stations in the U.S. — ordered its 62 stations to air an anti-Kerry documentary a...
  • Sheryl Crow, Dixie Chicks Rock The Vote, Chicks Honored At Awards

    01/16/2004 7:31:37 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 28 replies · 756+ views
    Net Music ^ | 1/16/04 | Dean Cameron
    Rock The Vote, a movement begun by the late Patrick Lippert, will honor The Dixie Chicks for "their enduring commitment to preserving and protecting freedom of expression" this February 7th in Hollywood. Following the controversy that surrounded them last March, the Dixie Chicks partnered with Rock the Vote in July 2003 and launched Chicks Rock, Chicks Vote, an initiative to engage and empower young women to become active in the political process by voting. Sheryl Crow will join N*E*R*D and the Black Eyed Peas as performers at the show, which will be held at the world famous Hollywood Palladium. Rock...
  • Cash, Chicks Kept Country in the News

    12/20/2003 1:40:03 PM PST · by buzzyboop · 14 replies · 145+ views
    Billboard / Reuters ^ | December 20, 2003 | Deborah Evans Price and Phyllis Stark
    NASHVILLE (Billboard) - It's usually considered a good thing when country music and artists make headlines. But two stories that kept country in the news this year -- the death of icon Johnny Cash and the incredible media scrutiny that accompanied a radio and fan backlash against the Dixie Chicks -- were events the industry could have done without. After his Sept. 12 death, mourners from every facet of the entertainment business attended Cash's funeral. A subsequent tribute concert featuring Hank Williams Jr., Sheryl Crow, Marty Stuart, Kid Rock and numerous others became one of Country Music Television's highest-rated specials....
  • Rock the Vote Betrays 'Non-Partisan' Label

    07/22/2003 4:22:19 PM PDT · by Paul Atreides · 30 replies · 6,264+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | 7-22-03 | Scott Hogenson
    Voter apathy being what it is in America, voter registration drives are often lauded for their altruistic goal of engaging more people in the democratic process. Among such efforts are those of Rock the Vote, which aims to get more young people involved in voting and politics. Promoted heavily on the rock music video cable channel MTV, Rock the Vote's very first introductory line is simple and straight forward: "Rock the Vote is a non-profit, non-partisan organization, founded in 1990." Given this up front pronouncement of being non-partisan, people who know absolutely anything at all about the American political landscape...
  • NPR's Hypocrite

    07/21/2003 11:23:11 AM PDT · by dark_mooncat · 28 replies · 226+ views
    aim.org ^ | July 18, 2003 | Cliff Kincaid
    In a recent column blasting the new media ownership rules issued by the FCC, Tom Shales of the Washington Post quoted extensively from Bob Edwards of National Public Radio. He said, "Edwards used the example of the Dixie Chicks to show how monolithic media can manipulate public opinion." Edwards claimed that Clear Channel Radio, owner of 1,250 stations, "spearheaded" a campaign against the Dixie Chicks because its lead singer had said in London, on the eve of the war, that she was ashamed of President Bush. Here is what Edwards said in his speech: "Is Clear Channel’s move on those...
  • Maines Still Not in Fashion With Keith

    05/24/2003 11:25:37 AM PDT · by Paul Atreides · 64 replies · 843+ views
    CMT.com ^ | 5-23-03 | Calvin Gilbert
    The Academy of Country Music Awards took place in Las Vegas, but the biggest fashion statement of the night was made 1,500 miles away. And given the way things have been going for the past three months, maybe it's not so surprising that the statement was made by Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks. Maines sported a shirt emblazoned with the letters "F.U.T.K." while the trio performed "Godspeed (Sweet Dreams)" via satellite from a concert in Austin, Texas. The special segment was part of the ACM Awards show televised live from Las Vegas. Later in the show, Vince Gill opened...
  • PETER JENNINGS, FREE SPEECH & BASHING BUSH

    05/20/2003 2:13:54 PM PDT · by clintonbaiter · 17 replies · 283+ views
    ICONOCLAST ^ | May 20, 2003 | Murray Soupcoff
    Of course, Peter Jennings and friends ignore the real reason that the lives of so many Tinseltown airheads are getting difficult -- because they took advantage of America's very generous constitutional guarantees of free speech to appear on every cable news show they could find to denounce and disparage President George W. Bush, to make outlandish predictions about all the cruelty and carnage which would be inflicted on the Iraqi people by the American "invaders" and "occupiers," and to celebrate an imaginary "breakdown" in the American military campaign which they happily interpreted as an American defeat -- not too popular...
  • Is CMT trying to restore the Dixie Chicks image?

    05/18/2003 4:05:31 PM PDT · by patriotsfan · 15 replies · 279+ views
    This is my first time posting , so sorry if it is a little rough. I was wondering if anyone else has noticed that CMT has been playing alot of programs featuring the Dixie Chicks? It seems like they are trying to revive there sorry careers.
  • The Country of Country (lefty snob alert)

    05/09/2003 7:41:03 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 16 replies · 299+ views
    The New York Times Magazine ^ | 05/11/03 | ANN PATCHETT
    Last week, I watched ''Wag the Dog,'' the 1997 Barry Levinson film about a Hollywood producer who is hired to create a television war to cover up a domestic crisis. The first call he makes is to a character played by Willie Nelson. Every war needs a theme song after all, even a fake war, and so Willie flies out to California and walks around the swimming pool, strumming his guitar and riffing on words like ''America'' and ''proud'' and ''free.'' Country music is not providing the soundtrack to American life on an average day, unless you count the crossovers,...
  • Bill Maher brings attitude to the stage (same old...)

    05/07/2003 12:00:36 AM PDT · by weegee · 10 replies · 314+ views
    New York Times via Houston Chronicle ^ | May 6, 2003, 7:21PM | By ALESSANDRA STANLEY
    NEW YORK THEATER Bill Maher brings attitude to the stage By ALESSANDRA STANLEY NEW YORK -- "I think women's sports are boring." "I am for mad cow disease." "I think `no' sometimes means `yes.' " "I think Vegas was better when it was run by the mob." Bill Maher concludes Victory Begins at Home, his one-man Broadway show, by reciting that politically incorrect credo. Since Sept. 11, 2001, he has become, if not one of the most outspoken critics of the Bush administration, at least one of the most contrarian. He mocks the country's enemies as well as its leadership....
  • Dixie Chicks Entertainment Weekly Cover: Did Natalie Alter Her Photo?

    04/28/2003 7:20:18 PM PDT · by TCSparkman · 33 replies · 877+ views
    www.ChronWatch.com ^ | Monday, April 28, 2003 | Gary Waltrip
    "Did Dixie Chicks Natalie Maines Alter Her Nude Photo?" Posted by Gary Waltrip Monday, April 28, 2003 See the real story at http://www.chronwatch.com/content/contentDisplay.asp?aid=2460 (Don't worry, liberals, it's only a spoof!)
  • First Night of Sweeps Goes to NBC (Diane Sawyer Dixie Chicks Interview finishes DEEP in Last Place!)

    04/25/2003 11:23:15 AM PDT · by Timesink · 38 replies · 757+ views
    Zap2it.com ^ | April 25, 2003
    First Night of Sweeps Goes to NBCFri, Apr 25, 2003 10:01 AM PDT LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) - Fast National ratings for Thursday, April 24, 2003In a battle of dueling pop stars on the first night of sweeps, Madonna was a clear winner over Michael Jackson, helping NBC win Thursday's ratings race. NBC averaged a 12.9 rating/20 share in primetime to score a narrow win over CBS, 12.1/19. ABC was third at 5.7/9, with FOX, 5.0/8, in fourth. In the metered markets, UPN averaged 3.9/6 and The WB 2.7/4.Among adults 18-49, NBC averaged a 9.6 rating. CBS finished second at...
  • Read this Dixie Chick Guestbook, its a riot

    03/25/2003 2:02:24 PM PST · by attydjv · 4 replies · 1,366+ views
    3/25/03 | attydjv
    This running commentary is really funny
  • "Prouder Than Ever", Maines (Dixie Chick)

    04/04/2003 5:53:07 PM PST · by LibertyGrrrl · 156 replies · 503+ views
    (4/4/03, 7 a.m. ET) -- The Dixie Chicks are expressing concern for their personal safety since singer Natalie Maines uttered the now infamous anti-Bush statement, "We're ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas," to a London audience. "We've gotten a lot of hate mail, a lot of threatening mail," Martie Maguire told reporters in Australia. "Emily (Robison) had the front gate of her ranch smashed in. We have to have security when we get back to the States. It puts my well-being in jeopardy." Maines, however, has reacted more flippantly to the situation, according to reports. The...
  • Dixie Chick Natalie Maines Now Claims Anti-Bush Comment Only A "Joke" (Desperation Time)

    04/04/2003 2:40:25 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 122 replies · 542+ views
    Dixie Chick Natalie Maines told a New Zealand TV reporter last week that her now-infamous slam at President George W. Bush was a joke. Maines admitted that she told a London concert audience that the group was ashamed that the President is from their home state of Texas, but added, "It was a joke and it wasn't planned. And it was really funny at the time. It got lots of cheers, and that's what it was meant for. You see the trouble that you can get into if you speak religion or politics. It gets people very upset." Maines issued...
  • Natalie Says It Was Just a Joke (Who's Laughing Now? Alert)

    04/03/2003 8:28:29 AM PST · by hispanarepublicana · 59 replies · 302+ views
    United Press International ^ | 4/3/2003 | Dick Kelsey
    NATALIE SAYS IT WAS JUST A JOKE Natalie Maines says she was only joking when she told a London concert the Dixie Chicks were ashamed President Bush is from the trio's home state of Texas. CMT.com says Maines told a New Zealand TV reporter the March 10 remark was "a joke and it wasn't planned. And it was really funny at the time." Scores of radio stations didn't think so, and stopped playing Dixie Chicks music in protest. The Chicks' single "Travelin' Soldier" plunged on the charts. "You see the trouble that you can get into if you speak religion...
  • Gore Defends the Dixie Chicks

    04/01/2003 8:41:40 AM PST · by RockSolid · 122 replies · 353+ views
    (3/31/03, 7 a.m. ET) -- The Dixie Chicks controversy continues with the trio getting some support from former Vice President Al Gore. Gore spoke to a college audience last week on the subject of fewer companies owning more media outlets, and what he sees as the increasing lack of tolerance for opposing views. According to the Tennessean, Gore used recent attacks on the Dixie Chicks that followed anti-war comments by Natalie Maines as an example. Gore told the audience, "They were made to feel un-American and risked economic retaliation because of what was said. Our democracy has taken a hit,"...
  • DIXIE CHICKS SPOOKED BY EVIL MANSON VIBES (Trio calls in medicine man for exorcism)

    03/26/2003 10:41:16 PM PST · by Mister Magoo · 25 replies · 310+ views
    Star Magazine ^ | March 26, 2003 | Star Magazine
    DIXIE CHICKS SPOOKED BY EVIL MANSON VIBES Trio calls in medicine man for exorcism DIXIE CHICKS The sizzling-hot Dixie Chicks needed a little special spiritual help recently to calm their nerves. Confidential hears the country trio called on an Indian shaman to "cleanse" a California set they were using to film a television commercial. No April Fools' Day joke! The wildly popular singers – Emily Robison, Martie Maguire and Natalie Maines – drafted a medicine man in full regalia and armed with traditional Indian sage-and-cedar wands after they learned that the place picked for the ad once was home to...