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'Blixie Chicks' Blame Conservative Web Site (That's us, folks)
NewsMax.com ^ | 3/19/03 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff

Posted on 03/19/2003 7:08:11 AM PST by kattracks

A manager for the Country and Western group the Dixie Chicks is blaming the ongoing firestorm of negative reaction to anti-Bush comments by lead singer Natalie Maines last week on a vast right-wing cyber-conspiracy.

Dixie Chicks' manager Simon Renshaw has told radio stations currently boycotting the group's music that the uproar has been ginned up by the Web site FreeRepublic.com, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported Tuesday.

FreeRepublic has nicknamed the group, "The Blixie Chicks," after Saddam-friendly U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix. Several posters to the cyber-forum have urged visitors to contact radio stations about the controversy.

"Your company is being targeted by a radical right-wing online forum," Renshaw complained in an e-mail distributed to radio stations by the Dixie Chicks' label, Sony Music. "You are being 'Freeped,' which is the code word for an organized e-mail/telephone effort attempting to solicit a desired response," he explained.

On March 10, lead Dixie Chick Maines told a London audience: "Just so you know, we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas."

After her remarks were reported, nationwide protests erupted in the U.S., with angry fans reportedly destroying their collections of Dixie Chicks CDs.

After four days Maines issued a semi-apology, saying her initial remarks had been "disrespectful."

"I feel that whoever holds that office should be treated with the utmost respect," she added.

But Maines' statement did little to assuage angry Country and Western music fans, who are predominantly conservative and pro-Bush.

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KEYWORDS: activistactors; antibush; chicks; ditzichicks; dixie; dixiechicks; fr; freerepublic; vichychicks
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1 posted on 03/19/2003 7:08:12 AM PST by kattracks
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To: kattracks
Ditsy Chicks.....
2 posted on 03/19/2003 7:08:47 AM PST by b4its2late (I have a photographic memory, but nothing ever develops.....)
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To: b4its2late
The Karl Marxie Chicks.
3 posted on 03/19/2003 7:10:02 AM PST by HumanaeVitae
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To: kattracks
Thank You!

I'm PROUD to be a Freeper!

4 posted on 03/19/2003 7:10:21 AM PST by rapture-me
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To: b4its2late
Glad we were of some assistance.
5 posted on 03/19/2003 7:10:21 AM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: kattracks
Yeah, it's just us. Not all those people actually calling the radio stations.

Sheese, they should just shut up already and stop digging their hole deeper.

6 posted on 03/19/2003 7:10:26 AM PST by Bikers4Bush
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To: b4its2late
--Chicksey Dicks--?
7 posted on 03/19/2003 7:10:28 AM PST by rellimpank
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To: kattracks
Love your headline. That's us - "the vast right wing conspiracy." Rant on!
8 posted on 03/19/2003 7:10:55 AM PST by NewYorker
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To: kattracks
Methinks Free Republic membership numbers will be going up soon...!
9 posted on 03/19/2003 7:10:59 AM PST by Portnoy (No complaints here....as long as I'm fly fishing.)
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To: HumanaeVitae
Just Like Clinton Blame somebody else
10 posted on 03/19/2003 7:11:05 AM PST by scooby321
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To: kattracks
Way to go fellow FREEPERS!!! That'll learn em.
11 posted on 03/19/2003 7:11:15 AM PST by Hitlerys uterus
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To: kattracks
"You are being 'Freeped,'

BWAHAHAHAHAHAhahahahahaha!!!!! *snort*... *giggle*...

12 posted on 03/19/2003 7:11:27 AM PST by grobdriver
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To: kattracks
I'm conflicted - I'd love to think that Free Republic has that level of influence but I also would like to think that the backlash is bigger than just us. How big are we?
13 posted on 03/19/2003 7:11:55 AM PST by freedomcrusader
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To: kattracks
Now I am the proud member of at least conspiracies:

1. the VRWC -- vast right-wing conspiracy

2. the GZC -- the global zionist conspiracy

3. and now the RWCC -- the right-wing cyber conspiracy

Maybe I can quit my day job.

14 posted on 03/19/2003 7:11:57 AM PST by Blennos (hoste, opto ut seis felicior.)
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To: kattracks
Just to remind--Ditsy Twits kick off their American tour May 1, Greenville SC.
15 posted on 03/19/2003 7:12:33 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: kattracks
Blastdad's 1st rule of holes.

When you find yourself stuck in one, stop digging.
16 posted on 03/19/2003 7:13:21 AM PST by blastdad51 (Proud father of an Enduring Freedom vet)
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To: kattracks
Three blind mice.AKA the blixie chicks.
17 posted on 03/19/2003 7:13:40 AM PST by exnavy
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To: kattracks
Dixie Chicks' manager Simon Renshaw has told radio stations currently boycotting the group's music that the uproar has been ginned up by the Web site FreeRepublic.com, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported Tuesday.

As much as I would love for FR to get all the credit for this, IMO this isn't much different than Hillary blaming the VRWC conspiracy for the stupidity of her husband. The Ditzy Chicks are trying to blame FR for that fact that Maines managed to say something so stupid as to alienate her core fan base, and the uproar against them is way too broad-based and organic to have been orchestrated by anyone.

18 posted on 03/19/2003 7:14:02 AM PST by dirtboy (Render yourself invisible to the media - attend a Rally for America today!)
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To: Blennos
correction

Now I am the proud member of at least conspiracies: should be

Now I am the proud member of at least 3 conspiracies:

19 posted on 03/19/2003 7:14:09 AM PST by Blennos (hoste, opto ut seis felicior.)
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To: kattracks; Jim Robinson; John Robinson
RTOFLOL! 'The Blixie Chicks' bump
20 posted on 03/19/2003 7:14:24 AM PST by ewing
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To: kattracks
Wow..I am a member of a radical right wing forum? I had no idea I was engaged in a cyber-consipracy. Neato.
21 posted on 03/19/2003 7:14:34 AM PST by Prysson
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To: kattracks
"FReeped" is not a code word... What an idiot.
22 posted on 03/19/2003 7:15:02 AM PST by smith288 ("The reason I am not a liberal is because im not as certain about my guesswork" -Dennis Miller)
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To: kattracks
Why is it liberals think the voice of the people must be heard as long as the conservatives are not talking?
23 posted on 03/19/2003 7:15:19 AM PST by antienvironmentalist
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To: kattracks
Hahahahahahahahaha!!!

Go Freepers!
24 posted on 03/19/2003 7:15:21 AM PST by kevao
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To: rapture-me
You are RIGHT!! This article makes me feel SOOOOO good!!

May we receive similar accolades from other nitwits we criticize.
25 posted on 03/19/2003 7:15:24 AM PST by ZULU (You)
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To: kattracks
Hello, pleased to meet you. I AM the vast right wing conspiracy.
26 posted on 03/19/2003 7:15:36 AM PST by eyespysomething (Pray for our troops, our President, our country.)
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To: kattracks
laughing my rear off bump

natalie needs a big L painted on her forehead
27 posted on 03/19/2003 7:15:49 AM PST by linn37 (hey natalie Toby Keith says your just a singer..........hehe)
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To: rapture-me
Gee, guess we are not to express our opinions - only the anti-government group gets to talk.
28 posted on 03/19/2003 7:15:51 AM PST by ClancyJ
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To: kattracks
To all you radio folks who have come here because of the free publicity, stick around and make yourself at home!

THANKS FOR THE FREE AD, BLIXIE CHICKS!

:-))
29 posted on 03/19/2003 7:15:52 AM PST by SerpentDove (DALLAS PRO-MILITARY RALLY, Sat. Mar. 22, 3-5 PM, Old Red Courthouse. BE THERE!!!)
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To: NewYorker
Time to re-up on those VRWC dues and membership cards!
30 posted on 03/19/2003 7:15:53 AM PST by ewing
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To: kattracks
Typical Leftist, blame everyone but yourself, sheesh. Any manager worth their salt would tell their "performers" to keep their stinking traps shut. Most performers are not smart enough to figure this out, the manager should be fired.
31 posted on 03/19/2003 7:15:58 AM PST by 1Old Pro
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To: scooby321
They don't think her remark may be of some blame? They don't think FR may "reflect" their fan base? They think that because a "website" makes known to the public their own statements, that it can be discounted?

To me, this statement amounts to a retraction of their so called apology.
32 posted on 03/19/2003 7:16:00 AM PST by Sam Cree
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To: kattracks
Heard this on radio talk this morning (KQRS mpls), "Oh yeah, that's really great marketing, an anti-American country western band!"

LOL
33 posted on 03/19/2003 7:16:03 AM PST by Lijahsbubbe
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To: dirtboy
xactly. But they are finding it too hard to publicly blame the folks who pay your bills.
34 posted on 03/19/2003 7:16:04 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: kattracks
What ever happened to them? They used to be a popular group. They just kind of disappeared,,,,,,,
35 posted on 03/19/2003 7:16:06 AM PST by Protagoras
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To: Blennos
"Now I am the proud member of at least conspiracies:

1. the VRWC -- vast right-wing conspiracy

2. the GZC -- the global zionist conspiracy

3. and now the RWCC -- the right-wing cyber conspiracy

Maybe I can quit my day job."


ROFL
36 posted on 03/19/2003 7:16:34 AM PST by DeuceTraveler
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To: kattracks
http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/arizonaliving/articles/0319dvdchicks0319.html
An enchanted evening with the Dixie Chicks

"On the DVD, she talks about getting herself into hot water by bashing Toby Keith's song Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)."

Obviously, the Blixie Chics problems stem not from some VRWC, but from the fact that Maines can't keep her mouth shut.

37 posted on 03/19/2003 7:16:43 AM PST by holymoly
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To: kattracks
I am so proud! *sniff*
38 posted on 03/19/2003 7:17:08 AM PST by Snowy (My golden retriever can lick your honor student)
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To: b4its2late
Pssst, Natalie....try living in reality.....
39 posted on 03/19/2003 7:17:14 AM PST by smiley
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To: Blennos
Go ahead--it takes a lot of time to be a member of at least conspiracies. ;)
40 posted on 03/19/2003 7:17:28 AM PST by TheBigB (How do I set a laser printer to stun?)
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To: SerpentDove; Admin Moderator
I think this article may need a link and description on the FR front page..
41 posted on 03/19/2003 7:17:44 AM PST by ewing
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To: Mamzelle
Wouldn't it be something if no one showed up.
42 posted on 03/19/2003 7:17:44 AM PST by P8riot (Looks like Deja Vu all over again)
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To: kattracks
They do not know who buys their product. Rich and stupid is no way to go through life.
43 posted on 03/19/2003 7:17:53 AM PST by bmwcyle (Semper Gumby - Always Flexable)
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To: kattracks
Let's hear it for the First Amendment!

It truly does work both ways--too bad the Dixie Chicks' manager isn't aware of that fact; must've spent too many years exposed to the likes of Dan Rather and Peter Jennings.

-Regards, T.
44 posted on 03/19/2003 7:18:11 AM PST by T Lady (.Freed From the Dimocratic Shackles since 1992)
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To: kattracks
BTTT
45 posted on 03/19/2003 7:18:42 AM PST by PianoMan (Liberate the Axis of Evil)
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To: kattracks
If Freerepublic can motivate that many people then perhaps these liberals who rely on the conservative movement for their income should remember Freerepublic.com in the future before opening their big mouths?
46 posted on 03/19/2003 7:18:52 AM PST by smith288 ("The reason I am not a liberal is because im not as certain about my guesswork" -Dennis Miller)
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To: kattracks
He MUST BE related to Hilary!
47 posted on 03/19/2003 7:18:53 AM PST by maeng
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To: kattracks
..........a vast right-wing cyber-conspiracy. Dixie Chicks' manager Simon Renshaw has told radio stations currently boycotting the group's music that the uproar has been ginned up by the Web site FreeRepublic.com, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported Tuesday.

I don't know about you but this brings tears-of-pride to my eyes!

48 posted on 03/19/2003 7:20:08 AM PST by DoctorMichael ("But I am a Liberal, in the 19th century sense". ~DocMichael)
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To: kattracks

49 posted on 03/19/2003 7:20:41 AM PST by unixfox (Close the borders, problem solved !)
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To: kattracks
Well I guess you shouldn't pi$$ off the Freeper Anti-Communist Task Force. The only thing that you can blame Free Republic for is helping spread the truth, sometimes the truth hurts doesn't it?
50 posted on 03/19/2003 7:20:46 AM PST by chuknospam (Help fight the War On Terror!! www.operationmilitarypride.org)
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