Saturday, May 28, 2005

Freedom and Censorship

On the occasion of Memorial Day weekend, I must ask.

Are we more Free today?

It seems that a band called "The Mammals," from New York, recently played a gig at the International Festival in Lafayette. Among their tunes was a satire called "The Bush Boys."

You know the rest.

About 100 heard the concert and 17 complained that they were "offended" (give me a break) by the music. Someone complained to Jimmie Duhon, the VP of Programming for the event and he asked "Mammals" leader Ruth Ungar to not play it again. Click here for the complete story.

They didn't.

Couple that with the story about "Nine Inch Nails" and the story that they are refusing to play the MTV movie awards because they won't let them use their Bush backdrop. Click here for that story.

Speech is free.... as long as you don't insult Lord Bush!

And now a Blogger Bronx Cheer, "Thwwwwpppppttttt."

Free, indeed.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you suppose that there are people who support a president who is at war and don't want to hear more of the bashing?

Bush isn't the one stopping free speech, but some sponsers are saying don't go there. Surely there are as many sponsers who aren't? Maybe you're right, but I think it's a stretch and a bit of a "conspiracy" comment. Just what the liberal press is saying. Not all that original to my way of thinking. Hey, Leno and Letterman, not to mention Maher haven't obviously been "silenced" by anyone. Now, have they?


6/10/2005 05:12:00 AM  
Blogger Kev said...

Ahh, but Leno and Letterman are comedians without any obvious political agenda. Not so about Maher and where is his ABC show, now?

6/13/2005 11:07:00 AM  

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