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Old 10-08-2011, 04:32 AM
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Freedom of speech is a government policy, not a private one...
They have the right to speak their mind as American citizens, here or there. So yes... Freedom of speech.
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They have the right to speak their mind as American citizens, here or there. So yes... Freedom of speech.
They have a right to exercise it, but no one is obligated to give them a platform...

Example...

Linda Rondstadt has a concert in Vegas...Apparently spontaneously and without the hotel's prior knowledge, she started getting political in the middle of a set...The audience reacted pretty harshly and Ronstadt was thrown out of the hotel...

She exercised her freedom of speech just as much as the Dixie Chicks, but the platform's reactions were VERY different...
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Hank Williams Jr. is nothing but a dumb redneck, who is also a drunk and a druggie.

Why in the world would what he does/says....really matter?


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Hank Williams Jr. is nothing but a dumb redneck, who is also a drunk and a druggie.

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They have a right to exercise it, but no one is obligated to give them a platform...

Example...

Linda Rondstadt has a concert in Vegas...Apparently spontaneously and without the hotel's prior knowledge, she started getting political in the middle of a set...The audience reacted pretty harshly and Ronstadt was thrown out of the hotel...

She exercised her freedom of speech just as much as the Dixie Chicks, but the platform's reactions were VERY different...
Making the point that what happend to the Dixie Chicks and to Hank are very similar...
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Making the point that what happend to the Dixie Chicks and to Hank are very similar...
True, but there are differences, too...

The Dixie Chicks weren't on a political news channel...They said what they said unsolicited at a concert...They weren't even asked anything...

Also, as I've said earlier, Hank was on American soil attacking an American, the DCs were in England speaking to a foreign crowd...

Third, Hank was punished by his employers...The DCs were punished by the public...Radio stations don't pay the Dixie Chicks directly; sales do, which probably indirectly hurt the DCs cash flow (and also probably HELPED it from those who AGREED with their attack)...But with Hank, that cash flow pain was direct...
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he should have said that Obama & Boehner playing golf would be like Jesus & Pontius Pilate playing golf
I'm sure he'd be chastised for comparing Obama to the Messiah...oh wait...nevermind
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'Keep the Change’: Hank Williams Jr. Unleashes Fiery New Anthem
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Days after being dropped from ESPN’s “Monday Night Football,” Hank Williams Jr. fired back at that network, “Fox and Friends” and what he called the “United Socialist States of America” in his signature style — a song bellowing biting lyrics in between guitar licks.

“This country sure as hell has gone down the drain,” Williams sings in a tune posted Monday on his official website. “We know what we need. We know who to blame.”
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