In 2003, in Great Britain, the Dixie Chicks dared to criticize President Bush for the ramp up to war with Iraq over weapons of mass destruction that never materialized. They were vilified by conservatives (often in the same breath as appeals for campaign donations) and radio stations pandered to their right wing listeners and boycotted their albums.
I was a very part-time DJ at WXCL-FM at the time.
Now, 13-year-later, its clear we should have listened to the Dixie Chicks.
A certain Okee from Muskogee said; “I don’t even know the Dixie Chicks, but I find it an insult for all the men and women who fought and died in past wars when almost the majority of America jumped down their throats for voicing an opinion. It was like a verbal witch-hunt and lynching.”
F*ck you, Toby Keith.