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Dixie Dodger [FR and Jim Rob mentioned]
New York Post (Page 6) ^ | October 9, 2006 | Richard Johnson

Posted on 10/09/2006 4:18:15 AM PDT by Pharmboy

Edited on 10/09/2006 6:30:22 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

THE Dixie Chicks' biggest detractor, FreeRepublic.com founder Jim Robinson, declined to appear in their documentary, "Shut Up and Sing."

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Robinson's rep, Kristinn Taylor, confirmed he ducked the interview: "He told me to go ahead and do it."


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KEYWORDS: ditsychix; ditzytwits; dixiechicks; jimrob; jimstatementinpost45; kristinn; pagesix
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These people are so classy...
1 posted on 10/09/2006 4:18:16 AM PDT by Pharmboy
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To: Pharmboy

Such a class act. (not)


2 posted on 10/09/2006 4:19:34 AM PDT by Morgan in Denver
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To: Pharmboy

The Dixie who? Never heard of them.


3 posted on 10/09/2006 4:20:33 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson; kristinn

You dudes are famous ping...


4 posted on 10/09/2006 4:21:12 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Every single day provides at least one new reason to hate the mainstream media...)
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To: Jim Robinson

You big bully!


5 posted on 10/09/2006 4:21:16 AM PDT by battlegearboat
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To: Jim Robinson

That would be like talking to a glass of water about what the ocean tides are doing.

I'm proud you didn't sucker for this idiocy.


6 posted on 10/09/2006 4:21:58 AM PDT by Morgan in Denver
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To: Pharmboy
than have a real discussion

It would be too easy.

Recall when Brian Kilmeade verbally destroyed Jeanane Garofalo on Fox & Friends --- and Brian is the sports guy. Garfy came, intellectually unarmed. Garfy has never visited F&F since.

Robinson against the Ditzy Chick. That wouldn't even be fair.
7 posted on 10/09/2006 4:25:47 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Pharmboy

Al Franken can't sell his lousy books unless Rush's name is in the title, either. Conservatives should start taking these people to court for trading on their names.


8 posted on 10/09/2006 4:28:47 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Pharmboy; All
See also Dixie Chicks come of age during media exile (more whining re Free Republic) as a backgrounder. The Chicksies have a hard-on for FR and our "subscription list." Somehow Jim has the power to keep their music off the air and prevent fans from attending their concerts. The next thing you know, we'll be accused of voter suppression.
9 posted on 10/09/2006 4:29:03 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Treaty Fetishism: "[The] belief that a piece of paper will alter the behavior of thugs." R. Lowry.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Gee I'm sure they wouldn't have edited your comments to make you look bad. /s


10 posted on 10/09/2006 4:29:33 AM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: TomGuy

Really...sounds like a classic set-up to me. Even if Jim had an actual debate with these nuts all they would do is cut and paste and take everything out of context. Jim's ideas already won the day! Game, Set, Match!


11 posted on 10/09/2006 4:30:37 AM PDT by gr8eman (Everybody is a rocket scientist...until launch day!)
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To: Pharmboy
Wow. Page Six of the NY Post. Only the rich and famous make that column.
12 posted on 10/09/2006 4:31:03 AM PDT by mware (Americans in armchairs doing the job of the media.)
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To: Pharmboy

I wonder if Mr. Johnson would be willing to field questions on FR?


13 posted on 10/09/2006 4:31:24 AM PDT by Tribune7
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To: Pharmboy

It must be embarassing for them to have to troll for publicity by mentioning us all the time. Maybe they need hits for their fan website to make it look like they actually haves some?


14 posted on 10/09/2006 4:31:56 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude Adjustments Offered Here Free of Charge)
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To: TomGuy
The problem is he can edit what he says afterwards and do the same to you.

If Johnson was a man, he'd agree to come on FR.

15 posted on 10/09/2006 4:32:58 AM PDT by Tribune7
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To: NonValueAdded

Before Natalie ran her mouth you heard the Chicks as often as any of the top country stars on the radio. Now I rarely have to change the radio station because I hear one of their songs maybe once a week.


16 posted on 10/09/2006 4:32:59 AM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: mware; Jim Robinson

The next obvious step for Jim Rob is getting mentioned on Page Six in the same paragraph as Paris Hilton or Lindsey Lohan.


17 posted on 10/09/2006 4:36:46 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Every single day provides at least one new reason to hate the mainstream media...)
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To: Pharmboy

I am sure Jim Robinson would be happy to submit to a real uncensored,unedited discussion about Free Republic.

He is too smart to submit to a hit piece where his words will be edited to make him appear to be a fool, in a stupid documentary about 3 women who have such a hatred for their native country that they go oversea's to attack its President.

Free Republic isnt the enemy of the Dixie Chicks, their enemy is subservience by two of them and the big mouth of the fat third who is married to an Iranian and should sing her songs and STFU.


18 posted on 10/09/2006 4:38:40 AM PDT by sgtbono2002 (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: Pharmboy; Jim Robinson
The next obvious step for Jim Rob is getting mentioned on Page Six in the same paragraph as Paris Hilton or Lindsey Lohan.

LOL, it is a little late for the invite to the summer parties at the Hamptons but there is always the Autumn circuit.

19 posted on 10/09/2006 4:42:34 AM PDT by mware (Americans in armchairs doing the job of the media.)
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To: Jim Robinson
You Da MAN! I see the Dixie Chicks (hangs head in shame because I'm from the south) have found a convenient scape goat for their total lack of talent. I don't doubt they feel persecuted... but they brought it on themselves. And getting into a serious discussion requires both parties to come to the table willing to discuss issues. Not one willing to discuss and the other wanting to accuse.
20 posted on 10/09/2006 4:42:42 AM PDT by SouthernBoyupNorth ("For my wings are made of Tungsten, my flesh of glass and steel..........")
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To: gr8eman
I cannot imagine wasting ten seconds have a discussion with these idiots. Why bother?

Who knew Jim controlled the country music industry. AWESOME!

21 posted on 10/09/2006 4:43:13 AM PDT by OldFriend (Should we wait for them to come and kill us again? President Karzai 9/26/06)
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To: sgtbono2002

Interesting...I never knew that Pasdar's father was born in Iran.


22 posted on 10/09/2006 4:43:50 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Every single day provides at least one new reason to hate the mainstream media...)
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To: Pharmboy

That's like being invited to go on Springer's show. Same level of discussion; same class.


23 posted on 10/09/2006 4:44:13 AM PDT by D.P.Roberts
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To: Pharmboy

What I can not understand is how absolutely
clueless these people are concerning what
conservatives believe, and what FR is all about!


24 posted on 10/09/2006 4:44:16 AM PDT by sirchtruth (No one has the RIGHT not to be offended...)
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To: Jim Robinson

It would have been like appearing with Bill Maher. You don't get to present your ideas, you are there solely to be mocked and edited out of context. There is no such thing as a documentary today anyways. There are only propaganda pieces and hatchet jobs portraying themselves as documentaries.


25 posted on 10/09/2006 4:45:34 AM PDT by bpjam (Hezbollah, Hamas, Al Qaida - The Religion of Peace)
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To: Jim Robinson; kristinn
Aw, y'all need to stop beating up on poor Natalie like that.

NOT. ;-)

Keep up the GREAT work! FR is a force to be reckoned with. {evil laugh}

26 posted on 10/09/2006 4:46:03 AM PDT by Allegra (Super Elastic Bubble Plastic!)
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To: Jim Robinson
:"He told me to go ahead and do it."

You told them to do what?

27 posted on 10/09/2006 4:49:17 AM PDT by DejaJude (Admiral Clark said, "Our mantra today is life, liberty and the pursuit of those who threaten it!")
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To: Pharmboy
Now Ken Sunshine, who reps the George Bush-bashing Chicks...

Ken 'Sunshine'?!?

Nah ..... ain't goin' there :-)

28 posted on 10/09/2006 4:50:49 AM PDT by Condor51 ("Alot" is NOT a word and doesn't mean "many". It is 'a lot', two separate words.)
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To: Pharmboy
Are the Ditsy Chicks really this dense?? Talk about denial!!All this Free Republic bashing just confirms that the Chix are hurting and they are looking for scapegoats. What shallow twits!
29 posted on 10/09/2006 4:51:33 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (12th district Freeper.)
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To: Pharmboy

"he'd rather hide behind his keyboard than have a real discussion about his ideas . . ."

At least he has ideas. We haven't heard one of those from the Dixie Chicks yet, or from their mental clones in Hellywood, the MSM, the universities or the unions.


30 posted on 10/09/2006 4:51:52 AM PDT by RoadTest (He that rebuketh a man, afterward shall find more favor than he that flattereth with the tongue.Prov)
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To: Pharmboy; Jim Robinson
Mr. Sunshine, himself ...



Kenneth Mark Sunshine (12 March 1948 - ) grew up in Long Island and is a graduate of Cornell University. He started working for ASCAP. He then moved on to politics, serving as chief-of-staff for David Dinkins during his time as mayor of New York. After Dinkins lost to Rudolph W. Giuliani, Sunshine started a public relations firm where he represented Barbra Streisand.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Sunshine
31 posted on 10/09/2006 5:02:31 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Pharmboy
The guy is a flaming lib to the nth degree. Check out his political support and clients:

From Wikipedia:

"He then moved on to politics, serving as chief-of-staff for David Dinkins during his time as mayor of New York. After Dinkins lost to Rudolph W. Giuliani, Sunshine started a public relations firm where he represented Barbra Streisand.

Sunshine's clients now include Ben Affleck, John Mayer, Jon Bon Jovi, Barbra Streisand, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jimmy Fallon, Justin Timberlake, and several unions including 1199SEIU and the Transport Workers Union Local 100.He gained notoriety for his fight against the "stalkerazzis." He has filed numerous lawsuits against many of the top celebrity gossip magazines"

32 posted on 10/09/2006 5:09:50 AM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0
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To: mainepatsfan

No kidding. Remember what that fat a$$ Moore did to Charelton Heston? Why would somebody want to set for an interview, knowing that just about everything they say will be re-edited and taken out of context??


33 posted on 10/09/2006 5:12:27 AM PDT by SAMS (Nobody loves a soldier until the enemy is at the gate; Army Wife & Marine Mom)
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To: maggief

A loser in politics so he moves to PR. Seems he's a loser for the chicks too. Why would anyone that boycotted their music want to put money in their pockets by appearing in a political PR movie?


34 posted on 10/09/2006 5:19:55 AM PDT by DejaJude (Admiral Clark said, "Our mantra today is life, liberty and the pursuit of those who threaten it!")
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To: Tribune7
If Johnson was a man, he'd agree to come on FR.

He'd have to clean up his language first.

35 posted on 10/09/2006 5:24:30 AM PDT by DejaJude (Admiral Clark said, "Our mantra today is life, liberty and the pursuit of those who threaten it!")
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To: Pharmboy


Frankly I'm sick of them giving Freerepublic credit for my own personal decision to not listen to or buy any more chick music after what the hags said first about our President then about their own fans.

I didn't need a web site to be disgusted with their filthy,cowardly mouths and lack of respect for our Country and for those who brought them to the top, the fans.

Had they just issued an apology and shut up for a while I'm sure I would have gotten over the stupidity but they just kept on picking at the scab insulting every person who ever bought a frikkin concert ticket or CD.

Besides all that she went and messed with TK...now that was unforgivable. ;)

I'm tired of them still claiming people are so ignorant we can't make a decision of what music we want to hear and support without the leadership of FR.


36 posted on 10/09/2006 5:24:37 AM PDT by FancyFrogPants
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To: Pharmboy
Jim, you dog, you've become the new Karl Rove!! :-) Next thing you know they are going to be saying you have arranged for major world and natural events to unfold by your beckoning and plotting. Wow.

I am so happy you chose to steer clear of this setup in their film. These people aren't worthy of being in the same stratosphere.

37 posted on 10/09/2006 5:29:47 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: Pharmboy

Ken Sunshine can contribute his best thoughts to this forum anytime he pleases.


38 posted on 10/09/2006 5:29:48 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Pharmboy

Shut and and Sing huh? They can't even be original with a title. Why on Earth should Jim debate an obvious mental midget.


39 posted on 10/09/2006 5:39:26 AM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: Pharmboy
Why does Jim, or anyone else here, have an obligation to be in their film??

Why don't they come here, sign up and debate on Jim's turf?

These obnoxious twits think they are the center of the universe, and everyone must genuflect.

40 posted on 10/09/2006 5:44:48 AM PDT by veronica
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To: Pharmboy

Jim has the power of ROOOOOVE!! What is with these pigs, perhaps they should stop debating their ex-fans?

Pray for W and Our Troops


41 posted on 10/09/2006 5:45:18 AM PDT by bray (Voting for the Rats is Suicide)
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To: Pharmboy
Am I missing something here? I followed the link and found that the excerpt is the entire article.

So this is what counts as journalism these days? Explains a lot.

42 posted on 10/09/2006 5:46:42 AM PDT by grellis (I don't know, let me ask my I Ching)
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To: mainepatsfan

here in Los Angeles, we have NO country music stations left. I do have friends upset about it, but nothing we can do. Latino stations popping up everywhere overnight. Lots of mariachi stations to catch with NO dixie chicks whoever they are.


43 posted on 10/09/2006 5:49:46 AM PDT by television is just wrong (our sympathies are misguided with illegal aliens...)
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To: grellis

Page Six at the NY Post is the showbiz gossip section. Little blurbs rather than long articles.


44 posted on 10/09/2006 5:49:46 AM PDT by veronica
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To: Pharmboy
This is all very strange, but I need to clear the air on a couple points.

Number one, I refuse to accept credit for something I had absolutely no hand in. I did not bring down the Dixie Chicks. I am aware that there was an ongoing controversy that arose after the Dixie Chicks dissed the president in a foreign country while we were at war, but I really didn't follow it. I was blissfully unaware of the existence of the Dixie Chicks before their ill-advised foray into politics, and I was just as blissfully unaware of their goings on since until their recent dissing of FR. I didn't follow the Dixie Chick controversy and to the best of my recollection have not commented on it. I may have mentioned it in passing on occasion, if someone pinged me to a post (though don't recall anything specific), but I certainly didn't write anything about it or lead some sort of crusade against them. I simply don't know anything about the Dixie Chicks, am not interested in the Dizzy Chicks, have nothing to say about them, and had no reason whatsoever to participate in a movie about them. Kristinn called me and said that they wanted me to appear. I declined the offer and told Kristinn that he could speak for FR regarding the Dixie Chicks if he wished. I'm sure he knows a million times more about the controversy than I do.

Second, they've claimed that I sent out a mass mailing to 30,000 of our members encouraging them to boycott the Dixie Chicks. Well, that is simply untrue. I sent no such mass mailing to our membership. In fact, I've never sent out any kind of mass mailing to our membership or to anyone else. I simply do not do mass mailing. Never have.

If people on FR have criticized the Dixie Chicks for their political statements, that is their right, but I've neither encouraged it nor discouraged it. I simply had nothing whatsoever to do with it. If the posters on FR brought down the Dixie Chicks for their dissing of the president, I say more power to them. Congratulations and great job! People in the entertainment business would do well to stay clear of politics. That is especially true if they take opposite positions to the majority of their would be fans. If they had praised the president and expressed allegiance to America and supported our men and women in uniform as they should have rather than dissing them, and possibly even performed at some patriotic events, I'm sure the Chicks would probably have been cheered on by the country and western fans and their careers would have flourished. As it is, they may be singing the blues (but no ones buying it), and I refuse to take credit for it. Give credit where credit is due. The Dixie Chicks committed political suicide.

And that's all I have to say on the matter.
45 posted on 10/09/2006 5:54:15 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: television is just wrong

To me, country music pretty much all sounds the same. There are a few unique voices that stand out, but overall it's Hee Haw. Nails on a chalkboard to my ears.


46 posted on 10/09/2006 5:55:11 AM PDT by veronica
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To: maggief
You can easily imagine this person 30-40 years ago with long hair, a beard, a tie-dyed T shirt, and torn jeans at an anti-Vietnam war rally. It would also not surprise me if his parents were not Communists or fellow travelers in the 1930s and 1940s. He may be a classic red diaper doper baby.
47 posted on 10/09/2006 6:00:35 AM PDT by Wallace T.
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To: veronica
Why does Jim, or anyone else here, have an obligation to be in their film??

Why don't they come here, sign up and debate on Jim's turf?

These obnoxious twits think they are the center of the universe, and everyone must genuflect.

Very good questions and your last point is beautifully stated. So-so true.

48 posted on 10/09/2006 6:01:15 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: maggief

Come on! This isn't Mr. Sunshine.....it's that caveman guy from the Geico commercial! You can't fool me.....


49 posted on 10/09/2006 6:07:31 AM PDT by Wage Slave (Good fences make good neighbors. -- Robert Frost)
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To: GOP Poet

Actually, Jim's post puts it all in perspective. They are the architects of their demise with their fan base, but rather than take responsibility for that, they are looking for others upon whom to assign blame, and at the same time, they get to generate some publicity for their sagging careers.


50 posted on 10/09/2006 6:08:06 AM PDT by veronica
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