Dixie Chicks pull PR stunt; claim NBC refused to air ad “because it disparaged the President”
I guess they really are desperate for an audience here in the US. Via AP:
NEW YORK – The Dixie Chicks are again at the center of a controversy over the limits of opinionated talk. A film company said Friday that NBC wouldn’t accept an advertisement for “Shut Up & Sing,” a movie about the fuss created by Dixie Chick Natalie Maines’ comment that she was ashamed President Bush was a fellow Texan. The network suggested the complaint may be a publicity stunt.
That’s probably because that’s what it is. Gaius has the details on how the Chicks’ PR folks are not telling the truth, and documents how perpetually outraged lefty bloggers who are foaming at the mouth about this were played like a fiddle. LOL! I love it.