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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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To: bryan999

Hey REM let’s put your “music” is quotation marks, ok?


51 posted on 09/07/2012 3:13:14 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Now a Chick-fil-A customer . . . God bless Dan Cathy)
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To: bryan999

For a band that ceased to be relevant years ago (that song is about 20 years old, aint it?), you’d think that they’d pay for any exposure.


52 posted on 09/07/2012 3:18:37 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: jersey117

If I had to save humanity it could be the end of the world as we know it and I wouldn’t be able to name one either.


53 posted on 09/07/2012 3:29:16 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: bryan999
Just to piss them off a little more....let's all sing along!:

Oh Life is bigger
It's bigger than you
And you are not me
The lengths that I will go to,
The distance in your eyes Oh, no I've said too much
I set it up

That's me in the corner
That's me in the spotlight
Losing my religion
Trying to keep up with you
And I don't know if I can do it
Oh, no I've said too much
I haven't said enough
I thought that I heard you laughing
I thought that I heard you sing
I think I thought I saw you try

Every whisper,
Every waking hour I'm
Choosing my confessions
Trying to keep an eye on you
Like a hurt, lost and blinded fool, fool
Oh, no I've said too much

I set it up [ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/r/rem/losing+my+religion_20115307.html ] Consider this Consider this The hint of the century Consider this The slip that brought me To my knees, failed What if all these fantasies Come flailing around Now I've said too much I thought that I heard you laughing I thought that I heard you sing I think I thought I saw you try But that was just a dream That was just a dream That's me in the corner That's me in the spotlight Losing my religion Trying to keep up with you And I don't know if I can do it Oh, no I've said too much I haven't said enough I thought that I heard you laughing I thought that I heard you sing I think I thought I saw you try But that was just a dream Try, cry, why try That was just a dream, just a dream, just a dream, dream

54 posted on 09/07/2012 3:32:13 PM PDT by MadelineZapeezda ("Paul Ryan is the intellectual epicenter of the Republican Party'...Allen West)
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To: bryan999
"We have little or no respect for their puff adder brand of reportage. Our music does not belong there."

Right Michael. Belongs on elevators and in restrooms.

55 posted on 09/07/2012 3:32:45 PM PDT by arkady_renko
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To: MadelineZapeezda

If Romney wins, it will be The End of the World As They Know It.....And I feel fine.


56 posted on 09/07/2012 3:33:22 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Now THAT was funny!

Regards,


57 posted on 09/07/2012 3:42:01 PM PDT by VermiciousKnid (Sic narro nos totus!)
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To: bryan999

Losing My Religion??? The Dems never had a religion to lose.


58 posted on 09/07/2012 3:46:20 PM PDT by NYFreeper
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To: bryan999

I very much doubt that they even know what a puff-adder is.


59 posted on 09/07/2012 4:03:28 PM PDT by docbnj
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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."

You can't. You'd be financially broken. Copyright laws and all.

60 posted on 09/07/2012 4:05:27 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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To: bryan999

Whenever I hear the pretenders on Rush’s bumper lineup, I grin.


61 posted on 09/07/2012 4:59:15 PM PDT by gilor (Pull the wool over your own eyes!)
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To: CatherineofAragon

I wuz a baaaaaaaaaad boy! :-)

LLS


62 posted on 09/07/2012 5:13:31 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: LibLieSlayer

Not as bad as them :::::heave:::::


63 posted on 09/07/2012 5:54:24 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: CatherineofAragon

Very true!

LLS


64 posted on 09/07/2012 6:00:42 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: MrB
"This is why you’ll never get a leftist to publicly defend socialism as socialism."

Hell you cant even get them to ADMIT they like and want socialism - the democraps are the lying hypocrites they claim everyone else is

65 posted on 09/07/2012 6:24:17 PM PDT by Mr. K ("The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum [of good]")
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To: nomad

LOL they were $20 because nobody wanted them! The thought crossed my mind but the show wasn’t even sold out!


66 posted on 09/08/2012 6:23:20 AM PDT by erod (This Chicagoan will crawl over broken glass to vote the fake Chicagoan Obama out!)
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To: bryan999

R.E.M. S.U.X.


67 posted on 09/08/2012 9:53:14 AM PDT by stratman1969
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