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R.E.M. Asked Fox News to Stop Playing 'Losing My Religion' During Dem. Convention
http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/rem-asks-fox-news-stop-playing-losing-my-religion-during-dem-convention_651951.html ^

Posted on 09/07/2012 1:29:05 PM PDT by bryan999

R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion" was used in the Fox News coverage of the Democratic National Convention last night. R.E.M. today, through its music publisher, Warner-Tamerlane Music, demanded that Fox News cease and desist from continuing its unlicensed and unauthorized use of the song. Michael Stipe said, "We have little or no respect for their puff adder brand of reportage. Our music does not belong there."


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REM = biggest crybaby band of all time
1 posted on 09/07/2012 1:29:09 PM PDT by bryan999
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To: bryan999

FUREM.


2 posted on 09/07/2012 1:30:41 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: bryan999

Can they do this?


3 posted on 09/07/2012 1:30:48 PM PDT by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: bryan999
"Michael Stipe said, "We have little or no respect for their puff adder brand of reportage."

If anyone knows his puffy snakes, it's Michael Stipe.

4 posted on 09/07/2012 1:30:48 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: bryan999

I bet he knows all about being a “puffer”.


5 posted on 09/07/2012 1:30:52 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: bryan999

Nice job, Stipe . . . keep the story in the news. Thanks.


6 posted on 09/07/2012 1:31:57 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: bryan999

I went to an REM show once, about 20 years ago. Stipe was so busy talking politics throughout the show that he forgot to be even marginally entertaining.


7 posted on 09/07/2012 1:32:22 PM PDT by alphadoggie
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To: bryan999

I doubt they can stop it as long as FOX pays their dues to BMI.


8 posted on 09/07/2012 1:32:23 PM PDT by Terry Mross (2016 THE MOVIE....scarier than any zombie movie.)
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To: bryan999

Not surprised; Michael Stipe is a sodomite.


9 posted on 09/07/2012 1:32:35 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: GoCards

copyright laws


10 posted on 09/07/2012 1:33:31 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Terry Mross

correct. There’s nothing they can do about it. If REM wants to quit ASCAP or BMI and put their money where their mouth is...yeah, right, like they’ll do that.


11 posted on 09/07/2012 1:33:41 PM PDT by alphadoggie
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To: bryan999

Uh oh, they’ve said too much,

They haven’t said enough


12 posted on 09/07/2012 1:34:52 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I have a new zest for life!"--Calvin from Las Vegas)
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To: bryan999

Uh oh, they’ve said too much,

They haven’t said enough


13 posted on 09/07/2012 1:34:52 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I have a new zest for life!"--Calvin from Las Vegas)
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To: bryan999

I seriously doubt that Fox uses any music without proper clearances.


14 posted on 09/07/2012 1:35:14 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: bryan999

“Shiny Happy People” Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey! Pull that bus over to the side of the pretentiousness turnpike, alright!? I want everybody off the bus. I want the shiny people over here, and the happy people over here, ok! I represent angry gun-toting meat-eating f’ing people, alright!

- Dennis Leary


15 posted on 09/07/2012 1:35:35 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: bryan999

Oh well , there’s always this:

A dramatic interpretation of Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “Baby Got Back” as if it were performed by actor Sir Ian McKellen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJjT0aHHL4w


16 posted on 09/07/2012 1:36:49 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: GoCards

Well, I’m sure FOX News didn’t play the entire song, but I’m thinking it’s 100% legal (that’s of course not to say that REM can’t complain about it). Isn’t there some 30 second allowance or something when it comes to these things?


17 posted on 09/07/2012 1:37:33 PM PDT by bryan999
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To: bryan999

I guess REM would rather the GOP stop buying their records.


18 posted on 09/07/2012 1:38:19 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: bryan999
If Stipe is really the egalitarian he claims to be, when will he donate every last cent he made in REM to the race based NGO of his choice?

Waiting patiently for the Great Humanitarian to show his generosity.

19 posted on 09/07/2012 1:38:22 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: bryan999

Funny how so many bands are “apolitical” until someone they don’t agree with politically wants to use their music (not that R.E.M. is apolitical)...

Idiots.


20 posted on 09/07/2012 1:38:28 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Vote Romney to stop Obama. Vote conservative Congresspeople to stop Romney.)
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To: bryan999
Just once I'd love for a Republican candidate or otherwise conservative outlet to say, "No. I like this song. I think I'll keep playing it. Thanks for your concern."
21 posted on 09/07/2012 1:40:19 PM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: bryan999

I thought he wasted away to AIDS a long time ago!


22 posted on 09/07/2012 1:44:15 PM PDT by MNDude ( Victimhood is the Holy Grail of liberalism)
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To: bryan999

All these clowns are the same. They are liberals which means the inability to control ones thoughts and needs. They must have their free sex without consequence, drugs without responsibility and spew their “artistic talent” and they will support their kind politically.


23 posted on 09/07/2012 1:44:42 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: alphadoggie
“I went to an REM show once, about 20 years ago. Stipe was so busy talking politics throughout the show that he forgot to be even marginally entertaining.”

‘That's me in the spot-light losing my appeal. Oh no, I've said too much...’

24 posted on 09/07/2012 1:46:03 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Toespi

All leftists viscerally know that exposure is defeat.
This is why you’ll never get a leftist to publicly defend socialism as socialism.

Playing “losing my religion” during the Dem convention was highlighting a huge slip that they made that probably cost them the election, and even idiots like this know it.


25 posted on 09/07/2012 1:47:01 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: Huskrrrr

I couldn’t name one of their songs.


26 posted on 09/07/2012 1:48:49 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: bryan999

Good, REM sucks, they were always overrated, Stipe is a self loathing yuppie, elite. I’ll never understand why Kurt Cobain thought so much of them. Oh well, Stipe is right at home under the circus tent with the other Democrat freaks, gays of a feather flock together.


27 posted on 09/07/2012 1:48:59 PM PDT by IslamE (epiphany)
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To: MrB

Well stated.


28 posted on 09/07/2012 1:50:31 PM PDT by bryan999
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To: bryan999
R.E.M. = Really Empty-headed Musicians
29 posted on 09/07/2012 1:51:12 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: bryan999
After their performance with the re-inclusion of 'G_d' and 'Jerusalem' in the party platform, the music from The Exorcist" would be more appropriate. These people are possesed.
30 posted on 09/07/2012 1:51:17 PM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: Joe 6-pack

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwtdhWltSIg

As you can see, he has such high morals. Fox is complimented by his tizzy fit rejection. Every conservative is. Everyone who is outside the DNC are fortunate not to be associated with this diverse mob of assertive darkness. Socialists have progressed to an ugly hell. And they are so proud of it.

That they targeted God, would be expected for the Democrat Party’s skags. But that they mixed joining the Muslim Brotherhood against the Jooooos in their darkness, should give us the shivers. Being “open” to the darkest of the the spiritual realm as it expresses itself on earth, is not exactly something to celebrate. It’s like a drug addict celebrating hitting the bottom.


31 posted on 09/07/2012 1:51:59 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: alphadoggie

I saw them YEARS ago at a frat house kegger (when they were good and just getting started) my date invited me to. Stipe could barely stand up and sing he was so wasted.


32 posted on 09/07/2012 1:53:39 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: alphadoggie

I got offered Springsteen tickets for $20.00 this weekend at Wrigley Field, I could just picture him politicking on and on, so I said no thanks. It get’s really annoying when entertainers share their politics.


33 posted on 09/07/2012 1:56:02 PM PDT by erod (This Chicagoan will crawl over broken glass to vote the fake Chicagoan Obama out!)
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To: CatherineofAragon
I heard a rumor that he and brucie springypoo had a fling.

LLS

34 posted on 09/07/2012 1:57:08 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("if it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

is that like FUBO?


35 posted on 09/07/2012 2:06:22 PM PDT by brivette
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To: bryan999

Umm, convention is over. Okay, we’ll stop now.


36 posted on 09/07/2012 2:07:27 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: Drew68
Just once I'd love for a Republican candidate or otherwise conservative outlet to say, "No. I like this song. I think I'll keep playing it. Thanks for your concern."

Actually, this is pretty much what Rush Limbaugh said to Chrissy Hynde. And then he kicked a bunch of money to PETA and Hynde cashed the checks.

37 posted on 09/07/2012 2:09:51 PM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: MrB
Surprised NOT! I have enjoyed their music, and attended about five of their shows over the years, but that is where it stops.

I saw them in Oct. 2004 at LA’s Greek Theater. I had heard that during earlier shows on the Tour that Stipe was pulling off his button up Shirt during the encore to reveal a “Vote for Kerry” T-shirt underneath.

Well sure as $hit he did it at our Concert. We were about 10 rows back center stage then that happened. I pulled out my Bush 2004 bumper sticker and held it high. We DEFINITELY made eye contact, he managed to keep his composure....barely. Their original Drummer Bill Berry left during the 90's, after some health issues. He wanted to wind down and become a Gerogia Farmer. I always wondered if he might have been more to the right of center compared to the other three bandmates.

38 posted on 09/07/2012 2:11:25 PM PDT by DAC21
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stipe is a faq, hates the right and religion too... it served it's purpose and Fox doesn't need to run it anymore anyway so feh
39 posted on 09/07/2012 2:13:27 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: erod
It get’s really annoying when entertainers share their politics.

Yeah, it doesn't work the other way round, either.

40 posted on 09/07/2012 2:14:41 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: bryan999

Are they still on PBS? Oh....that’s Lawrence Welk.....I always get them mixed up.


41 posted on 09/07/2012 2:16:02 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: bryan999
I remember seeing a clip of one of the music awards shows back in the 80's or early-90's and Stipe must've had on about a dozen t-shirts, each with a different political message on it (all liberal, of course).

I remember thinking back then that he & his band should just happily accept their award(s) and leave out the politics. Especially since he was taking advantage of the fact that he had a captive audience (both in attendance & the viewers on tv).

42 posted on 09/07/2012 2:16:57 PM PDT by mellow velo (Oxymorons: jumbo shrimp, rap music, liberal think-tank)
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"We have little or no respect for their puff adder brand of reportage. Our music does not belong there."

He added, "Now if they had a cesspool-scraping, dung beetle, whiny teen-age girly angst brand of reportage, our music would have a home."

43 posted on 09/07/2012 2:21:18 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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“UPDATE: A Fox News spokesman responds: “FOX News Channel’s use of an R.E.M. song during Thursday’s edition of Fox & Friends was in full accordance with its license agreements with all appropriate parties. Nevertheless, we’re always flattered to have this much attention for a song selection and we hope R.E.M. was able to satisfy their publicity fix.”

nice smackdown by Fox.


44 posted on 09/07/2012 2:32:28 PM PDT by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

UGH! Don’t want to let my mind go there, LOL.


45 posted on 09/07/2012 2:32:58 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: bryan999
WHEN are we going to snarl back at these worthless, self-indulgent rocker/stoners?

Here--"Sure, we won't play your music if you refund money to every Republican, every conservative, and every Fox News watchers who ever bought your music."

Liberals PIRATE music. Conservatives pay for it, which turns into royalties.

Somebody DO IT.

46 posted on 09/07/2012 2:36:06 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: blueunicorn6

Welk probably played to more eyes on more occasions over a longer career when the population was smaller than did REM.


47 posted on 09/07/2012 2:37:19 PM PDT by Surrounded_too
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To: Drew68

“Actually, this is pretty much what Rush Limbaugh said to Chrissy Hynde.”

That’s not how Hynde put it. She said that while she has different politics, her parents like him and Rush paid her a great big fee, so she’s fine with it.


48 posted on 09/07/2012 2:37:38 PM PDT by DesScorp
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To: erod

I would have taken them, scalped`em, then donated the proceeds to the conservative candidate of my choice.


49 posted on 09/07/2012 2:38:12 PM PDT by nomad
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To: MNDude

It plays hell on what little brain cells he has left.


50 posted on 09/07/2012 3:12:15 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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