Wednesday, February 14, 2007


As if one article profiling the ‘courage’ of the martyrs of free speech, the Dixie Sluts, wasn’t enough, the New York Times writes that the trio’s five Grammy awards on Sunday evening amounted to vindication (because they were so isolated in liberal Hollywood) for the band after three ‘long’ years.

Notice how even the New York Times is admitting that the voting process for the Grammies is based on politics, not the quality or substance of the music itself.

There is a ‘however’.

The NYT writer Leed cites Green Day and their anti-war rock opera ballad (in spite of its left-wing political bias, clearly evident in only a few songs, namely the title song, it is a personal favorite of mine) ‘American Idiot’ failing to win ‘Album’ and ‘Record of the Year’ awards as a ‘prime example’ that the Grammies aren’t ‘necessarily’ [blogger’s emphasis] left-wing biased. Here’s the thing though: Green Day has never been on the oust with their original fan-base which has primarily been left-leaning. Hell, their name is a reference to marijuana.

ABC News’ coverage of the Chicks’ five Grammy wins is even more ridiculous. Get this: “The standing ovations the Chicks received Sunday illustrated how much the political climate has changed regarding the Iraq war, and even Bush”. So let me get this straight … the music industry, based primarily in Hollywood, which is synonymous with left-wing politics, awarded a musical-trio who, basically, said ‘f*ck you’ to the President of the United States right before the invasion of Iraq began in a foreign country, knowing full well they were playing to the anti-war sentiment of the country, but that demonstrates a ‘shift’ in the political climate? Remind again when Hollywood has ever been for the Iraq war. Oh, right, never.