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R.E.M.: Fox News Not Authorized To Use 'Losing My Religion' During DNC Coverage (UPDATED)

R.E.M.: Fox News Not Authorized To Use 'Losing My Religion' During DNC Coverage (UPDATED)

Commented Sep 10, 2012 at 16:25:06 in Entertainment

“I use to be more liberal than I am now. 20 years ago I would have thought that his reaction was the way to fly, but I'm just not that way anymore. I love REM's music. In fact, I still think that they're the greatest band of the eighties. I'll take them over U2 any day of the week. And I don't like everything about Fox News. I think Bill O'Reilley and Glenn Beck are both a couple of jokes, but then I think Chris Matthews and his man-crush on Barack Obama is a joke too, and I don't hear Michael Stipe commenting about that. It was his right to have them quit playing that song, but then I also found his additional comment about "puff adder journalism" to be rather alienating--not that he cares.”
R.E.M.: Fox News Not Authorized To Use 'Losing My Religion' During DNC Coverage (UPDATED)

R.E.M.: Fox News Not Authorized To Use 'Losing My Religion' During DNC Coverage (UPDATED)

Commented Sep 9, 2012 at 13:59:44 in Entertainment

“Well, like The Bible, Michael Stipe's lyrics (his EARLIER lyrics) tend to be ambiguous and open to interpretation, which makes it all the more disappointing when he expresses outrage over someone interpeting an REM song in a way that makes him unhappy.”

furby8 on Sep 10, 2012 at 10:11:49

“I wonder if Hank Williams Jr. would have a problem with his song being played at a gay pride parade for instance? Do ya think he might be a wee bit outraged?”
R.E.M.: Fox News Not Authorized To Use 'Losing My Religion' During DNC Coverage (UPDATED)

R.E.M.: Fox News Not Authorized To Use 'Losing My Religion' During DNC Coverage (UPDATED)

Commented Sep 9, 2012 at 13:52:59 in Entertainment

“If it wasn't for that nasty arch-conservative Miles Copeland, who signed REM to his IRS record label back in the early eighties, we wouldn't be having this debate, because nobody would care what Michael Stipe had to say anyway. I guess it's a whole lot easier to swallow ones principles when he/she is a starving musician looking for the big break!”

THW0228 on Sep 10, 2012 at 16:25:06

“I use to be more liberal than I am now. 20 years ago I would have thought that his reaction was the way to fly, but I'm just not that way anymore. I love REM's music. In fact, I still think that they're the greatest band of the eighties. I'll take them over U2 any day of the week. And I don't like everything about Fox News. I think Bill O'Reilley and Glenn Beck are both a couple of jokes, but then I think Chris Matthews and his man-crush on Barack Obama is a joke too, and I don't hear Michael Stipe commenting about that. It was his right to have them quit playing that song, but then I also found his additional comment about "puff adder journalism" to be rather alienating--not that he cares.”

furby8 on Sep 10, 2012 at 10:06:43

“One could also say that Miles Copeland has made much money thanks to REM's talent. Business people don't sign artists as a favor to them, it's business. Copeland just got there first.”

jaslyn on Sep 9, 2012 at 21:25:36

“non the less, it's their song, they're the talent, and they want nothing to do with Faux.”

Mistral on Sep 9, 2012 at 20:10:01

“Miles Copeland was a Libertarian who had many anti-corporate views. He looked nothing like the neo-cons running around today.

Further, there's a difference between working with someone who has *personal* viewpoints which don't align with your own and having your art used to take a cheap shot at a party you support . In the former, politics doesn't necessarily matter- it doesn't enter the equation. In the latter, the act is in and of itself political.”
R.E.M.: Fox News Not Authorized To Use 'Losing My Religion' During DNC Coverage (UPDATED)

R.E.M.: Fox News Not Authorized To Use 'Losing My Religion' During DNC Coverage (UPDATED)

Commented Sep 9, 2012 at 13:01:44 in Entertainment

“Well, when MSNBC edits George Zimmerman's 911 call to fit their version of events in the Trayvon Martin shooting I would hardly call that sticking to "stringent rules for fairness and accuracy"!”
R.E.M.: Fox News Not Authorized To Use 'Losing My Religion' During DNC Coverage (UPDATED)

R.E.M.: Fox News Not Authorized To Use 'Losing My Religion' During DNC Coverage (UPDATED)

Commented Sep 9, 2012 at 12:57:16 in Entertainment

“Do you remember MIles Copeland? He was the owner of IRS Records which was REM's first label. His politics were more in line with Dick Cheney's than Barack Obama's.”

robtucan on Sep 10, 2012 at 11:07:44

“and this means something?”

John Shaw on Sep 9, 2012 at 17:17:29

“so, why didn't Fox News choose the song he sang?!  ohhh, wait a minute...
well, that's game everyone...thanxs for coming....drive home safely...”
R.E.M.: Fox News Not Authorized To Use 'Losing My Religion' During DNC Coverage (UPDATED)

R.E.M.: Fox News Not Authorized To Use 'Losing My Religion' During DNC Coverage (UPDATED)

Commented Sep 9, 2012 at 12:54:19 in Entertainment

“Don't you mean a medley?”

Ken Kellogg on Sep 9, 2012 at 18:11:34

“culd bee az eye didn't loke up da rite speling”
R.E.M.: Fox News Not Authorized To Use 'Losing My Religion' During DNC Coverage (UPDATED)

R.E.M.: Fox News Not Authorized To Use 'Losing My Religion' During DNC Coverage (UPDATED)

Commented Sep 9, 2012 at 12:53:20 in Entertainment

“It seems funny that you would want to disparage the "senile and decrepit." I thought the Left was the only ones who cared about them.”
R.E.M.: Fox News Not Authorized To Use 'Losing My Religion' During DNC Coverage (UPDATED)

R.E.M.: Fox News Not Authorized To Use 'Losing My Religion' During DNC Coverage (UPDATED)

Commented Sep 9, 2012 at 12:44:34 in Entertainment

“The Left has their cheerleaders with MSNBC and pretty much all of the rest of the media. It's only fair that the Right be allowed a cheerleading section as well. One is just as "puff adder" as the other.”

drfromgallifrey on Sep 9, 2012 at 19:52:25

“Oh look a penny poster”

Tane555 on Sep 9, 2012 at 12:49:54

“Puff adder is a cool statement, but there is a basic difference in the two. Whereas MSNBC is not a favorite of mine, they do have to stick to stringent rules for fairness and accuracy, where Fox Entertianment Network actually went to court to defend obvious lying and slander charges by saying they were not a news network, therefore, they do not have to say the truth. Yes, as an Independent, I have to admit the difference.”
Chris Rock 'White People's Day' July 4th Tweet Sparks Controversy

Chris Rock 'White People's Day' July 4th Tweet Sparks Controversy

Commented Jul 15, 2012 at 13:30:51 in Comedy

“That's a very inaccurate statement. I had an English professor in college who was white, and the Harlem Rennaissance was her specialty.”

Taxmitt on Nov 5, 2012 at 13:38:51

“You had "An English professor" is like saying I have "A" black friend.”
Chris Rock 'White People's Day' July 4th Tweet Sparks Controversy

Chris Rock 'White People's Day' July 4th Tweet Sparks Controversy

Commented Jul 15, 2012 at 13:27:30 in Comedy

“White people are just constantly deceiving people! That's one thing you ca say about all of the other races: they're honest as can be!”
Chris Rock 'White People's Day' July 4th Tweet Sparks Controversy

Chris Rock 'White People's Day' July 4th Tweet Sparks Controversy

Commented Jul 15, 2012 at 13:13:19 in Comedy

“Yeah, you're right, that was rude, as it was meant to be. Chris Rock's comment was rude. And you're right, he's not a stupid man. I actually think that his comment was nothing more than a mea culpa for his "N____s vs. Black People" routine. I would be willing to bet that THAT routine was done as a wake-up call to the people of his own community--a community he no doubt cares deeply about--that it is in desperate need of some internal changes. And, like Bill Cosby, he found out that black people don't want to hear the truth about themselves, even when it come from one of their own. So, he issues his "happy white peoples independence day" comment as a way to let black people know that "hey, I'm with you, I still hate white people too!" Of course, not knowing the man, and what's in his mind, I can only speculate.
What I will say is that there is a section of the black community for whom mass suicide on the part of white people will be the only acceptable form of atonement for their past sins. And I don't believe that that is a small segment.”
Chris Rock 'White People's Day' July 4th Tweet Sparks Controversy

Chris Rock 'White People's Day' July 4th Tweet Sparks Controversy

Commented Jul 15, 2012 at 08:12:37 in Comedy

“Of course you don't. I wouldn't expect you to. If you knew your history, you would know that the British gave the slaves the option of fighting for them in the Revolutionary War in return for their freedom, which they turned down. And if Chris Rock wasn't such a stupid man he would know that Africans participated in their own enslavement.”

THW0228 on Jul 15, 2012 at 13:13:19

“Yeah, you're right, that was rude, as it was meant to be. Chris Rock's comment was rude. And you're right, he's not a stupid man. I actually think that his comment was nothing more than a mea culpa for his "N____s vs. Black People" routine. I would be willing to bet that THAT routine was done as a wake-up call to the people of his own community--a community he no doubt cares deeply about--that it is in desperate need of some internal changes. And, like Bill Cosby, he found out that black people don't want to hear the truth about themselves, even when it come from one of their own. So, he issues his "happy white peoples independence day" comment as a way to let black people know that "hey, I'm with you, I still hate white people too!" Of course, not knowing the man, and what's in his mind, I can only speculate.
What I will say is that there is a section of the black community for whom mass suicide on the part of white people will be the only acceptable form of atonement for their past sins. And I don't believe that that is a small segment.”

Shawn828 on Jul 15, 2012 at 11:58:30

“Chris Rock is far from stupid. His business endeavors alone prove that. As to history yes, slaves were offered the opportunity to fight for the British in return for their freedom, and some did. Others didn't for various reasons including the risk to their families of retaliation. But also on times before they had been offered freedom for fighting and had the offer rescinded once their services were no longer needed. Some Africans participated, others didn't, and still others fought against it. So your answers and observations are no less missing in thought than you insinuation of the lack of reasoning by Ms Carter. Just because someone doesn't agree with you or understand your point at first inference doesn't give you reign to question their intelligence ("Of course you don't"). That was snide and demeaning, and a bane to meaningful discourse.”
Chris Rock 'White People's Day' July 4th Tweet Sparks Controversy

Chris Rock 'White People's Day' July 4th Tweet Sparks Controversy

Commented Jul 14, 2012 at 15:31:32 in Comedy

“No. For being so passionately committed to moronic behaviour. I believe that this is a mindset that their ancestors would find perplexing.”

Sandy Carter on Jul 14, 2012 at 21:55:30

“The tweet was historically accurate. I do't get this comment from THW0228”
Chris Rock 'White People's Day' July 4th Tweet Sparks Controversy

Chris Rock 'White People's Day' July 4th Tweet Sparks Controversy

Commented Jul 14, 2012 at 12:35:59 in Comedy

“I think the slaves would probably be a little embarrased of some of their descendants.”

Zeta on Jul 14, 2012 at 14:11:18

“For recognizing their struggle?”