Some rightwing bloggers have been gloating that the Dixie Chicks’ newest CD has been a total flop. Their lead singer said something snide about Der Fuhrer three years ago and the group must pay and pay and pay. Forever. Patriotic Americans will never forgive them. Etc.
Well… Explain this, Rednecks! That’s right — the Dixie Chicks’ new CD has debuted at Number One. They dissed the Boy King and their careers are sailing higher than ever.
It’s hard to tell whether the public was ever pissed at the Dixie Chicks or not. They didn’t get much airplay after their 2003 remarks, but that was mostly because a few CEOs (who own most of the country stations) threw a tantrum and banned them.
It doesn’t matter to me personally since I can’t stand country music anyway. Well, actually I did like a few things by Johnny Paycheck and Hank Williams Jr. And Junior Brown is a kickass guitar player — imagine Chet Atkins, Jimi Hendrix and Joe Pass all playing at the same time. But I digress…
The Far Right keeps dwelling on what they wish were true, instead of actual facts. And the above is a perfect example.