Skip to comments.Springsteen Calls Wal Mart CD Deal 'A Mistake' (but still cashes the checks anyway)
Posted on 01/31/2009 8:29:00 AM PST by lewisglad
The Boss is owning up to a mistake. In an interview with Sunday's 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 told the Times that his team didn't vet the issue as closely as he should have, and that he "dropped the ball on it."
Springsteen went on to say: "It was a mistake. Our batting average is usually very good, but we missed that one. Fans will call you on that stuff, as it should be."
Springsteen released his new CD "Working on a Dream" this week and is performing the halftime show at the Super Bowl
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Springsteen = Liberal Douche Bag. Personally I do not think he can sing. It is real class thet you make a deal and then bad mouth your employer. Nice!
BS Unemployment Plan = give all the proceeds to the unemployed
Great reparations for his contributions to the oppressive capitalist state!
I’m sure he will give all profits to charity. LOL
‘liberal’ and ‘hypocrite’ are synonyms.
What about the right to NOT join a union, Bruce?
I would pay NOT to listen to BS!...will mute Super Bowl performance.
Typical lib. Don’t do as I do, do as I say.
But I am sorry man, I cashed the checks.
Can we say he is an a$$?
BS. He probably knew he would take some heat for it but figures the payoff is worth it.
Has Wal-Mart expressed their opinion?
Where is that enumerated in the Constitution?
Get up off your duff, save and start your own business. If not appreciate the owner who got off their duff, saved, started a business, and hired you.
Isn’t this the same draft-dodger who hid up in Canada while his contemporaries had to fight for their country. I’ve always considered him a dirtbag.
They call him the “foreman” because he rolls up his sleeves . . . I tell people that to him, his shirts are costumes . . . to us, they’re uniforms.
He’s a typical, liberal, untalented, anti-American weenie . . . but we’re making him rich, aren’t we?
If Bruce thinks he is so great, why doesn’t he release “The Best of Springsteen’s Incoherent Political Ramblings.” Let’s see how many albums he sells then.
being from the east coast & growing up & having listened to Springsteen, for some weird strange reason I never got his “message” it never related to me .
Now, & whatever age he is , i guess a boomer , his disclaimer about his walmart fiasco reminds me of Oprah and her recent weight gain and apologetics.
same diff, huh?
I don’t care for his singing either - he’s more of a grunter.
Say what!?!? I think you’re a little...confused. Although Springsteen is a liberal clown.
“Say what!?!? I think youre a little...confused. Although Springsteen is a liberal clown.”
I’m not sure what you mean . . .
I never saw his attraction. OK blue collar. But really, can he sing. He is not another Dylan. And a big lefty.
Did anyone really expect him to be anything other that the total flip-flopping sellout that he’s always been?
It was a mistake for Walmart to team up with this leftist bum.
I thought that WalMart selling the Springsteen CD was a perfect pairing. WalMart generally sells crap, so the CD fit perfectly into their theme.
Springsteen is such a pathetic dunce.
And that’s in addition to being a totally affected poseur and phony.
And on top of that,....he’s just plain stupid.
He’s ugly too. So’s his mother.
Low class douche bag.
Yo, BRUCE ...
SHUT THE EFF UP ..and CASH the EFFING CHECK.
If you wanna WHINE about it ... Send ME the CHECK.. I’ll take it off your Conscience!
This cretin just passed the audition to become Secretary of Labor. Now, if he could just show he’s also knowingly committed income tax evasion, he’ll have the Senate GOP vote sewn up, starting with Hatch.
Springsteen never “dodged the draft” in Canada as far as I know, and he,s definitely NOT called “the foreman”. Did you maybe mean “the Boss”? A nickname he doesn’t really like.
You FRICKIN hypocritical douche bag..... over rated, mumble mouthed liberal b#tch.
How about nobody buys your stupid CD cause nobody buys CD's anymore. I'm sure his concerts will sell out... just like the Stones.
Their stadium concerts are "events" and not about the music. .... "Yeah are you going to the Boss' concert? "...... "uh, yeah dude. It's gonna be AWESOME."
Not a single song that anybody can sing except for the hook on "Born in the USA" and "Rosalita". There are only a couple of his songs that I like, my favorite being "Santa Claus is coming"
“Springsteen never dodged the draft in Canada as far as I know, and he,s definitely NOT called the foreman. Did you maybe mean the Boss? A nickname he doesnt really like.”
I meant “boss” instead of “foreman”. He absolutely hid in Canada to avoid the draft . . . didn’t come back until the former governor of Georgia (what was his name? Carter?) gave all the draft dodgers amnesty. I have no respect for him.
I agree he's a scumbag but let's get the facts straight.
Care to offer a little proof of this? Let me give you a hint - there is none!
Again, Springsteen's a liberal dirt-bag, but NOT a draft dodger.
HA! Hey, Bruce!!! I bought your 2-CD Greatest Hits (the Columbia Records version) at Best Buy for $4.99!!! HA! HA! HA! Thanks for such a great deal to a working class Joe, like me!
You’re political ranting means ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO ME since you signed a Wal-Mart deal. (Hell, I’d have the same thing, too.) You knew what you were doing when you signed the contract. BWA!! HA!! HA!!!
Now, grow some cajones and back out of the deal, if you feel so bad about it.
Oh, I’ve got ten bucks that says you won’t...
Springsteen told the Times that his team didn't vet the issue as closely as he should have, and that he "dropped the ball on it."I call B.S. on this -- You're a liar Brucie!
Crap. I guess that means I have to go to Wal-Mart and buy it. I hate it when that happens.