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- Toby Keith Gets 'Kicked Off' ABC's Independence Day Special
Launch! Your Yahoo Music Experience ^ | 06/13/2002 | Nancy Brooks

Posted on 06/14/2002 9:07:33 AM PDT by SantosLHalper

(6/13/02, 4 p.m. ET) - Toby Keith was asked to perform his current bold and not-so-politically correct hit "Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue (The Angry American)" on an upcoming ABC Fourth of July TV special in Salt Lake City hosted by ABC's own Peter Jennings. The deal fell through and according to Keith, it was Jennings himself who pulled the plug on the singer's performance.

He told LAUNCH: "The person with ABC who books it said, 'You're on, we want you to open the show with that song.' Fine, we made arrangements to be there. Got everything off the next day where we were doing two shows that day now, so we took the next day or two off. And Peter Jennings comes in and says that that song has lyric content that does not belong on his television network. So, I've been kicked off the special."

So what was Keith's reaction to Jennings's objection to his performing? "I think he's Canadian ain't he? So, It's our Fourth of July, not his. Tell him worry 'bout his and I won't come up there and sing at it either. But I will write him a new song."

Keith's "Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue (The Angry American)" is the singer's fastest rising-single to date. It currently sits at Number 12 this week on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.

Keith wrote the song in the aftermath of the September 11 tragedies and the death of his father, who fought for the U.S. in the Army and lost his right eye.

--Nancy Brooks, Nashville


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To: SantosLHalper;Joy Angela;Carl/Newsmax;generalissimoduane;Alamo Girl;Judicial Watch
NEVER FORGET

The -Big 3- Enemies Within in a new -Time of War- in a new Century =

JENNINGS - RATHER - BROKAW

JENNINGS = Stops American Patriot from Singing American Patriotic Song on our Fourth of July

RATHER = Friend of CASTRO

BROKAW = Calls BUSH a Watergate NIXON about Sept 11th while telling America our U.S. 7th Cavalry massacred 100's of Korean Civilians at the Bridge of NO GUN RI during the Korean War in 1951 ..when there really NEVER was a Massacre of Korean Civilians at all.

NONE have apologized to America for what they have done to US thru TV, all are -Friends of HILLARY-

Yes, Sir ..the Enemy is now Within ...just around the corner and up your street ..and inside your Heads ..thanks to ..HILLARY..

Signed:

ALOHA RONNIE / Vet-U.S. 7th Cavalry / Battle of IA DRANG-1965 / Landing Zone Falcon / www.LzXray.com / www.WeWereSoldiersFILM.com

NEVER FORGET

51 posted on 06/14/2002 3:53:37 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: Revolting cat!
"Mamma was oppressed by racism,
Victim of the state of fascism,
Drove a prison truck of sexism,
Died of mean-spirited ageism"

Anybody knows that a good country music tune HAS to refer to one's dog (NOT CAT!) dying.

"Fido was wasted by speciesism"? Kinda rolls off the tongue, dunnit? <|:)~

52 posted on 06/14/2002 3:59:08 PM PDT by martin_fierro
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To: SantosLHalper
Here's the spoken words he spoke before a live version of this song:

"Following September 11th, anybody who was a writer or a poet, or a songwriter of any kind, had a reason to write some words down or some thoughts down on a piece of paper and I was no different than anybody else. That's what you do when you do what I do. My father served in the Army in the 50s. He lost his eye in a training combat mission. He came home and put a flag up on the farm I was raised on. I lost him six months prior to the attacks on New York City and the United States. And that flag flew out in that yard has flown there every day. He raised me right and he never bitched one time about losing his eye; never heard him cry about it one time. He was glad to go do it, and that's why we are free today. And it's our turn to stand on what our fathers and forefathers did for us, and make sure we don't let 'em down. I wrote a song in the following days after September 11th, it's called The Angry American, and I'm gonna send this out to my father tonight."

Here's a Southern and Texas Redneck PING.

53 posted on 06/14/2002 4:06:40 PM PDT by roachie
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To: NormsRevenge
As I have said on here before, if you want to get these weasels, go after their advertisers. I don't watch ABC News and haven't for years, but anyone who does please post their advertisers here so we can write them and boycott them. Bite 'em in the pocketbook where it hurts. Here's my letter to ABC:

I don't watch ABC News and haven't for years. It's actions like Mr. Jennings' most recent rejection of Toby Keith's song at the beginning of his 4th of July special which validates my decision. It also begs the question, "Why on God's green earth can't you people find a newscaster who reflects the patriotism that I and the majority of Americans feel towards our beloved country." This has angered me enough that I will now seek out your advertisers and post them on websites so that others may write them as I will and boycott their products.

54 posted on 06/14/2002 6:00:41 PM PDT by Rockitz
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To: Rockitz
You have the right idea. I don't watch ABC News, have never been able to stomach peter jennings. I am so grateful for the Freepers.
55 posted on 06/14/2002 6:10:43 PM PDT by fabriclady
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Yes, Sir ..the Enemy is now Within ...just around the corner and up your street ..and inside your Heads ..thanks to ..HILLARY..

..thanks also to her team of Yes-men. Doesn't anyone know how to say NO to corruption?

56 posted on 06/14/2002 6:12:56 PM PDT by Joy Angela
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To: SantosLHalper;Joy Angela;Snow Bunny;goldilucky;Carl/Newsmax
...I just heard the Enemy Within ..PETER JENNINGS.. disparagingly GRUNT at us on National TV as he reported USA's backing into the next Stage of the World Cup Soccer Tournament while losing to Poland today.

...I say again ...JENNINGS... insulted the USA on USA TV.

...And he knows that nothing's going to happen to him ...just like a Catholic Priest now knows that nothing's going to happen to him after Sexually Abusing -1- Child in America.

This is NUTS.

57 posted on 06/14/2002 6:50:54 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
I have never been a fan of Peter Jennings. And I truly believe that the enemies lie within our media and that it is those like Jennings who may be subtly sending off code communications to potential terrorists. He's not for America and never was.
58 posted on 06/14/2002 10:29:23 PM PDT by goldilucky
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To: NormsRevenge
KFDI radio in Wichita, KS is sending a box of old boots to
Peter J. E-mail to CORNBREAD@KFDI.COM for more info
59 posted on 06/19/2002 7:53:58 AM PDT by heckler
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To: heckler
Does anyone know if this is being broadcast live? I recall a couple of years back when George Jones refused to sing an abreviated version of his new song on a CMA show. He was removed from the line-up and Alan Jackson (a self-proclaimed George Jones fan) went onstage during the live broadcast and rather than singing his own song as had ben done in rehersals, he sang the George Jones song. It was truly great.

Hank Williams Jr. has been slated to replace Toby Keith as the opener in the ABC show. I am tempted to watch the opening in order to see if history repeats itself.

60 posted on 06/20/2002 9:28:28 AM PDT by maximus@Nashville
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To: sandym1313
PING. This guys sucks.
61 posted on 07/11/2002 9:50:15 PM PDT by CreekerFreeper
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