Skip to comments.Bruce (bald face Liar) Springsteen calls Wal-Mart deal a mistake
Posted on 01/30/2009 7:46:12 PM PST by MAD-AS-HELL
In an interview with The New York Times, Bruce Springsteen says he shouldn't have made a deal with Wal-Mart. This month, the store started exclusively selling a Springsteen greatest-hits CD.
Some fans were critical because Springsteen has been a longtime supporter of worker's rights, and Wal-Mart has faced criticism for its labor practices. Springsteen's team didn't vet the issue as closely as it should have, and that he "dropped the ball on it," he told the Times for a story to be published in Sunday editions and previewed on its Web site.
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Bruce and his "people" knew EXACTLY who they were partnering with because it was the surest way to MAKE HUGE $$$$ selling his CD instead of going digital via downloads.
Someone should really call him on his bald face lie.
Will he be giving his money to the Workers?
My money says Springsteen has never walked into a wal-mart in his life.
Do you mean that bears really aren’t Catholic and Popes don’t poop in the woods?
*Ping* for lib spousal unit how thinks Bruce is ‘god-like’.
This over-rated jerk is playing for the Super Bowl halftime show. Must Pee TV.
Great idea! BS Unemployment (Bruce Springstein)
All of the Walmart employees work there voluntarily, right?
Am I missing something (other than the obvious — that they are non-union and therefore are abusing workers)?
I don’t get Bruce Springsteen. Bad whiny voice, nonsensical lyrics and a fake working class image. He’s a mystery to me.
Because they're HIRING? Just another frickin' leftist idiot.
Typical liberal poser, Springsteen is.
Communism is formed on the back of workers rights. When you hear that term, perk up those ears.
I’d rather buy Chinese electronic crap than his crap.
He has to fund his Colts Neck, NJ home with its 5 kitchens.
what a horse’s behind.
Never liked him even when I was a leftie and ‘rocker’, as I even had some sense then, and I’m talkin’ since late 1970’s.
sense grew when I left, of course. I honestly think liberals simply don’t achieve ethical maturity as they just level off somewhere convenient.
what a horse’s behind Springstien is.
He’s banging some rich 911 widow behind his wife’s back - can’t she loan him some dough?
Walmart is running a lawful business, and the more the libs demonize it, the more I want to patronize it.
I never got him either. The Boss has no clothes.
He got caught!
Typical billionaire liberal.
Who the hell made him “the Boss” anyway?
He appeals to metrosexuals.
Considering when he became successful several years before Wal-mart became successful, I'd say you're right. I'll bet a dollar against a donut that he shopped in many a Kmart and Zayre stores while he toured the country in those early days.
I love his music up to and including "Born in the USA." After that, well...Il est magnifique, mais il ne s'agit pas de rock n roll.
My brother-in-law’s first job was with Wal-mart. He worked his way up and became a manager and did that for several years during and after college. He is now a very successful corporate VP.
His daughter is following in his footsteps. She’s in college and head of her department (electronics).
My father will soon be working at the door. He’s 82 and capable and just needs something to do. Actually, I’ve thought many times that it’s great that WM gives jobs to all kinds of people and lots of them. Nobody I see working there looks particularly unhappy or forced.
Why are unions seen as synonymous with “worker’s rights”? Doesn’t everyone realize by now that they are legal monopolies that keep prices artificially high by restricting supply (and thereby keeping people who aren’t fortunate enough to be in a union from earning a living)?
Bruce hasn’t written a decent song in 24 years. They all sound like the same droning jumble to me. Where is the passion of “Asbury Park” or “Thunder Road”? He’s long past lost it.
Maybe in twirpville.
Which fans would those be? The BMW Democrats who've never darkened the door of a WalMart because they don't want to shop with the commoners? Seems to me there are plenty of Springsteen fans who are content to purchase his music from their local WalMarts. Otherwise Wally World wouldn't stock it.
Woldemort, the store that shall not be named. /s
He worked his way up by touring a lot and putting on huge, hardworking, electyrifying three-hour + shows. A Springsteen concert in the late 70s/early 80s was regarded as a Must-See event. The energy he put out was overwhelming. Now he’s old. And a commie. Oh well.
Wonder if Springsteen would admit that telling his draft board that he was a homo so he could avoid serving was a mistake?
Lets just lay this out...this CD isn’t going to be a big sales item. Springsteen is mostly finished in the industry (would compare him to Billy Joel, who you never see today). The Wal-Mart folks know how to package well and put it at the right places in the store. He’ll make a nice small profit out of the deal. Oh, and the super-bowl gig? Don’t count on that many people watching him...most will be taking their break.
Let's hope he doesn't have a wardrobe malfunction.
Here in Jersey, he was exposed long ago.
He is just a shadow — a sham — of what he portends to be.
He’s a lie.
He's a college kid's idea of a working class hero. The Wal-Mart thing has possibilities. Somebody on here with PhotoShop skillz should do a T-shirt with the Wal-Mart logo, Bruce or Bruce's Wal-Mart CD, and maybe a Wallyworld slogan like Bring it on Home to the USA.
Wanna have some fun? If you or someone you know has the LP of “Born in the U.S.A.”, play the song “I’m On Fire” at 45. It sounds like Dolly Parton!
By the way “Hungry Heart” is Bruce singing at his best. The other big hits he sounds like he is trying to pass a grapefruit through his backhole.
“To me he is just an average singer!”
Two truly great albums in “Born to Run” and “The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle”, due mainly not to Sprinsteen’s singing, but superb musicianship from his band.
That was 34 years ago.
Since then, not much that rises beyond mediocrity.
“Must Pee TV.”
Now, just why in the hell have I never heard that superb turn-of-phrase?
"...let's start with the premise that Bruce is already in Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart has been 15% of our sales in recent years. It's not a question of going into Wal-Mart; we're there. They, and other retailers, are all looking for some way to differentiate themselves, and we try to accommodate each one."
After all, isn't it true, according to they, that no one....NO ONE, needs more than what they need to survive on?
I'll wait for the hypocrititical Left to respond.
Whew. I saw this guy put on a terrific show at Eisenhower Auditorium at Penn State - - in 19seventy-freaking-4.
That was 35 years ago.
This guy has been a washed up fossil for at least two decades. Why can’t some people just go away?
One more thing...without his band he is absolutely nothing.
Right...I loved his album Born to Run...most everything he has done since then has been dreck
Time to get more hot wings and Coke (not the new Crackhead Generation Pepsi).
But CEOs must be capped at $400 thousand.
How old was “blue collar working man” Springsteen when he made his first million? He’s been a well-paid rock star for 30 years. Good for him. But don’t pretend that you’re a card-punching factory worker, Bruce.
Really? Is that a fact? What a jerk if this is true!
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