Saturday, September 29, 2007

The Boss versus The President

Bruce Springsteen used an appearance on NBC yesterday morning to throw a little White House baiting onto the networks:

“This is a song called Livin’ In the Future. But it’s really about what’s happening now. Right now. It’s kind of about how the things we love about America, cheeseburgers, French fries, the Yankees battlin’ Boston… the Bill of Rights [holds up microphone, urging crowd to cheer] … v-twin motorcycles… Tim Russert’s haircut, trans-fats and the Jersey Shore… we love those things the way womenfolk love Matt Lauer.

But over the past six years we’ve had to add to the American picture: rendition, illegal wiretapping, voter suppression, no habeus corpus, the neglect of our great city New Orleans and its people, an attack on the Constitution. And the loss of our young best men and women in a tragic war."

When Fox claims that the US media is a liberal playground, you have to think how unusual something like this happening on television is to realise how paranoid they are.

Trouble is, Bush would have been too busy whooping to have heard the second half, but at least it's not Bono.


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