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  • Bruce Under Fire? ROCKER SPRINGSTEEN CLAIMS UNNAMED CRITICS CALLING HIM 'UNPATRIOTIC'

    10/04/2007 3:36:26 PM PDT · by bolobaby · 111 replies · 2,677+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | Thu Sept 20 2007 16:11:22 ET | Matt Drudge
    BRUCE UNDER FIRE? ROCKER SPRINGSTEEN CLAIMS UNNAMED CRITICS CALLING HIM 'UNPATRIOTIC'; SAYS U.S. COURSE OVER LAST 6 YEARS 'ANTI-AMERICAN' Thu Sept 20 2007 16:11:22 ET Rocker Bruce Springsteen answers critics who call his anti-war sentiments unpatriotic by saying the real sin against patriotism is saying nothing while your country is being harmed. Springsteen discusses this and other topics, including why he's still writing songs and performing, in an interview with Scott Pelley to be broadcast on 60 MINUTES Sunday, Oct. 7 (7:30-9:00 PM, ET, 7:00-9:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network. When reminded that his anti-war views, prominent on...
  • Bruce Springsteen's 'Magic' Has Anti-War Message (Shut up and sing Alert)

    09/27/2007 7:37:19 AM PDT · by teddyballgame · 49 replies · 990+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 9/27/07 | Roger Friedman
    On his new album, "Magic," Springsteen jumps right into the fray again. In a dramatic new REM-ish anthem called "Last to Die," he sings: "Who'll be the last to die for a mistake/The last to die for a mistake/Whose blood will spill, whose heart will break/Who'll be the last to die for a mistake." The mistake is clearly the Iraq war. "We don't measure the blood we've drawn anymore," he sings. "We just stack the bodies outside the door."
  • Bruce Springsteen leaves wife for 9/11 Widow

    Bruce Springsteen has left his wife of 20 years to pursue a relationship with a 9/11 widow. Bruce met the mysterious redhead at a 9/11 telethon and instantly fell for her. He had to tell his wife, Patti Scialfa, that he was leaving her for this new chick. A friend of Bruce's said: "They're separated, but everyone has been sworn to secrecy. We're not supposed to talk about it." A rep for Bruce refused to comment.
  • Warren Beatty: ‘Far Right’ Kept Him From Running

    08/20/2006 8:48:02 PM PDT · by peggybac · 36 replies · 1,052+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | 8/13/06 | James Hirsen
    It’s funny how celebrities who run for political office frequently elect to have an “R” as opposed to a “D” next to their name; i.e., Ronald Reagan, Sonny Bono, Fred Thompson and Arnold Schwarzenegger, among others. Maybe it’s because celebrity conservatives aren’t in the habit of making lame excuses. Actor, activist and much ballyhooed potential political candidate Warren Beatty is offering an explanation as to why he’s been a loud talker, but not much of a walker, when it comes to running for office. Beatty is quoted in Amy Wilentz’s book, “I Feel Earthquakes More Often Than They Happen,” as...
  • Springsteen Mocks Ann Coulter, TV Pundits

    NEW YORK Appearing on CNN today to promote his current tour and album of Pete Seeger songs, rocker Bruce Springsteen took note of the current controversy surrounding Ann Coulter in responding to a question about whether musicians should speak out on politics..
  • Workingman's anthems of Boss cloaked in irony (SPRINGSTEEN BOMBS OUT IN CHICAGO)

    06/15/2006 3:37:09 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 82 replies · 2,241+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 15, 2006 | DAVE HOEKSTRA
    Pete Seeger sings songs of peace, hope and the working class. Bruce Springsteen's idea to reinterpret the Seeger songbook with broad strokes of street jazz and gospel is a noble thought. Unfortunately, Springsteen's Tuesday night "Seeger Sessions" concert was outsourced to the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park. Everything that was so right about the music was so wrong for the venue. Springsteen and his raucous 17-piece band failed to even fill the pavilion. Roughly 5,500 fans showed up, and the $92 ticket price knocked out the working-class audience that Springsteen and Seeger have championed. This is First Midwest...
  • Dixie Chicks Return to No. 1 on Charts [Disgusting feminist herd.]

    06/01/2006 3:48:24 PM PDT · by familyop · 65 replies · 2,555+ views
    Associated Press by way of Forbes ^ | 31MAY06 | JOHN GEROME
    The Dixie Chicks appear to be more popular than the president these days. President Bush's approval rating has plummeted, but the Chicks are on top of the pop and country charts with their first album since publicly criticizing Bush three years ago. They did it without the support of country radio, which largely ignored the Dixie Chicks after lead singer Natalie Maines told a London audience in 2003 that the group was ashamed Bush was from their home state of Texas. The new album, "Taking the Long Way," took the No. 1 spot Wednesday on the country albums chart and...
  • Notebook: Alito Is a Springsteen Fan

    01/09/2006 6:41:49 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 81 replies · 1,305+ views
    Breitbart.com ^ | 1/9/06 | AP
    He's a Springsteen fan, history buff and marksman. He can whip up a salmon pate, but don't ask him to bake a cake. His marriage proposal began as an offer to take dancing lessons. These insights into Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito came from his wife, Martha, who confided in an interview that the man who has pondered weighty issues as a federal appeals judge for more than a decade has some interesting quirks. His music tastes tend toward Beethoven and Bruce Springsteen but "I force him to listen to Scarlatti and Bach," Mrs. Alito said in a Washington Post...
  • The rebirth of Boss' 'Born (to Run)' BARF ALERT

    11/27/2005 1:32:49 PM PST · by Chi-townChief · 45 replies · 1,188+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | November 27, 2005 | Dave Hoekstra
    BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, "BORN TO RUN: 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION" (COLUMBIA) **** A couple of months ago Bruce Springsteen stood on stage at the United Center and joked about how he used to try and cram so many words into a lyric. The "Born to Run: 30th Anniversary Edition" box set (Columbia) celebrates Springsteen's maturation as a songwriter, arranger and bandleader. The box set consists of the complete, remastered "Born to Run" album, as well as the DVD "Hammersmith Odeon, London '75" concert film of Springsteen and the E Street Band. It's cool to see Springsteen rock again ("Detroit Medley," etc.) in...
  • GOP'D-OFF POLS DISS THE BOSS [Senate Freeze-out on Springsteen]

    11/19/2005 4:00:34 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 120 replies · 2,895+ views
    NY Post ^ | 11-19-05 | DEBORAH ORIN and IAN BISHOP
    November 19, 2005 -- WASHINGTON — A Democratic bid to get Bush-bashing singer Bruce Springsteen some extra glory days with a Senate resolution in his honor yesterday ran into a Republican logjam. Though such resolutions normally speed through without even requiring a vote, an unidentified GOP senator has put a hold on the tribute to Springsteen, who headlined anti-Bush fund-raising tours that raised millions in the 2004 election — effectively blocking the resolution indefinitely. "At this point, we're unable to clear it," said Senate Republican leader Bill Frist's spokeswoman, Amy Call, adding that the Senate will try to get to...
  • Republicans refuse to give Bruce Springsteen his glory days

    11/18/2005 4:17:30 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 110 replies · 2,265+ views
    AP ^ | November 18, 2005 | DONNA DE LA CRUZ
    WASHINGTON -- Bruce Springsteen famously was "born in the USA," but he's getting scorned in the U.S. Senate. An effort by New Jersey's two Democratic senators to honor the veteran rocker was shot down Friday by Republicans who are apparently still miffed a year after the Boss lent his voice to the campaign of Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry. The chamber's GOP leaders refused to bring up for consideration a resolution, introduced by Sens. Frank Lautenberg and Jon Corzine, that honored Springsteen's long career and the 1975 release of his iconic album, "Born to Run."
  • PLAME'S ANTI-W. MONEY (attended Soros fund-raiser; listed as "retired" on FEC form)

    07/27/2005 2:45:23 AM PDT · by Liz · 62 replies · 2,330+ views
    NY POST ^ | July 27, 2005 | DEBORAH ORIN
    Outed CIA spy Valerie Plame last fall gave a campaign contribution to go toward an anti-Bush fund-raising concert starring Bruce Springsteen....... It's the first revelation that Plame participated in anti-Bush political activity while working for the CIA. The $372 donation to the anti-Bush group America Coming Together, first reported by Time magazine's Web site, was made in Plame's married name of Valerie E. Wilson and covered two tickets. The FEC record lists her occupation as "retired" even though she's still a CIA staffer. Under employer it says: "N.A." A special prosecutor is probing whether Plame's CIA identity was leaked to...
  • I just threw away all my Bruce Springsteen stuff today.

    11/10/2004 10:03:21 PM PST · by Nascardude · 46 replies · 1,160+ views
    Well, I was cleaning out my closet and the attic today and I have thrown out all of my old Bruce Springsteen albums and all my Springsteen memorabilia. It truly sucks. Because growing up as a kid, I was such a huge Springsteen fan. I went to several concerts of his and I would listen to his songs by the hour. So much that my parents wold be sick of it. But after what he did and said about President Bush this year, I can no longer listen to his music or support him in anyway. I thought about writing...
  • Hate Is All You Need

    09/05/2005 11:25:28 PM PDT · by gpapa · 19 replies · 1,398+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | September 6, 2005 | Patrick Hynes
    We veterans of the 2004 campaign can hardly imagine the American political left sinking lower than it did then: the fake memo, Michael Moore's celluloid sandwich board, George Soros, "Bush is Hitler," Bruce Springsteen. And yet, as its reaction to Hurricane Katrina makes plain, the left is perfectly willing to sink a lot deeper.
  • Bruce Springsteen Unsure About Another Presidential Campaign (Music Tour for Kerry)

    05/11/2005 8:26:46 AM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 53 replies · 1,220+ views
    Rocker Bruce Springsteen is refusing to commit to taking part in the US 2008 presidential race, following his disappointment at the outcome of the most recent election.Springsteen joined a long list of stars who played in the 'Vote for Change Tour' in the hopes that Democratic Senator John Kerry would defeat President George W. Bush in the November 2004 race. With Republican Bush retaining his position as America's leader, Springsteen has opted not to get too excited about the next presidential voting opportunity.He says, 'I'd have to see if I was useful in any fashion and how I felt about...
  • Starbucks Bans the Boss (Springsteen, Kerry supporter)

    05/06/2005 10:22:41 AM PDT · by Ramonan · 33 replies · 1,530+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | May 6, 2005 | Charlie Amter
    The Boss is paying the cost for some racy lyrics and anti-corporate politics. Starbucks says it will not stock Bruce Springsteen's just-released Devils & Dust, in part because of one track's graphic imagery. The song in question, "Reno," depicts an encounter at a Nevada brothel, including a reference to oral sex and the line: "Two hundred dollars straight in, two-fifty in the a--." But that alone didn't trigger the barrista's Boss ban. "There were a number of factors involved...[Lyrics] was one of the factors, but not the only reason," Ken Lombard, president of Starbucks Entertainment, tells Reuters. According to Newsweek,...
  • With 'Devils & Dust' Springsteen continues political progression

    05/01/2005 6:38:30 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 64 replies · 2,026+ views
    Knight Ridder Newspapers ^ | April 28, 2005 | THOMAS PEELE
    The night before, America had elected a president in what many saw as a critical moment in the nation's history. The Middle East was in turmoil, the foreign policy decisions there destroying the nation's credibility. Voters turned to a right-wing Republican former governor."I don't know what you guys think about what happened last night, but I think it's pretty frightening," Springsteen said. "You guys are young, there's going to be a lot of people depending on you coming up, so this is for you. One . . . two . . ."
  • Mon Dieu! C'est le Zot! About being FREE....to drool and spew!

    04/18/2005 4:09:50 AM PDT · by blec95 · 232 replies · 6,277+ views
    Dear people of Free Republic, I recently had to come into this wonderful country that is your website. After reading a post about the come back of Bruce Springsteen andt the fact that you think he is anti-american and a traitor just because he dared to use his FREEdom to speak and said publicly that Bush was a liar., i told myself, that, if this wonderful country uses the word FREE to call itself, I should use this opportunity to answer and to use MY FREEdom to speak as well. I posted under “blec93” an article showing how high the...
  • Springsteen sells ticket faster than never (Dim troll du jour zotted.)

    04/12/2005 8:48:37 AM PDT · by blec93 · 274 replies · 5,341+ views
    Next show in Cleveland was sold out in ..... 7 minutes!!!! 25 years he is saying in public (started the night after Reagan first election) that neo cons suck..... and still the BOSS!!!!!
  • Bruce (Springsteen)Hits Road Solo

    04/10/2005 10:16:27 AM PDT · by Ramonan · 38 replies · 1,294+ views
    Yahoo Entertainment News ^ | April 12, 2005 | Charlie Amter
    Forget stadiums and the E Street Band--Bruce Springsteen is downscaling his act for a spring tour. The Boss will go it alone later this month as he kicks off his Devils & Dust tour Apr. 25 at the Fox Theater in Detroit. The mini-promotional jaunt will hit 13 cities and conclude May 20 in Boston, with stops in Los Angeles and Denver along the way. After hitting select American cities, the legendary performer will head to Europe to play a string of dates in cities including Dublin and Stockholm. Springsteen's upcoming gigs represent his first official solo shows since 1996-1997's...
  • Bruce Springsteen Newest Anti-American/Soldier Song

    03/28/2005 7:46:57 PM PST · by nypokerface · 189 replies · 5,678+ views
    AOL ^ | 03/28/05
    Bruce Springsteen: 'Devils & Dust' Lyrics I got my finger on the trigger But I don't know who to trust When I look into your eyes There's just devils and dust We're a long, long way from home, Bobbie Home's a long, long way from us I feel a dirty wind blowing Devils and dust I got God on my side I'm just trying to survive What if what you do to survive Kills the things you love Fear's a powerful thing It can turn your heart black you can trust It'll take your God filled soul And fill it...
  • This Week on Ebay: 20 Bruce Springsteen CDs; Sick and Tired of his Politics

    02/15/2005 5:25:47 PM PST · by AnnaZ · 36 replies · 1,101+ views
    Ebay ^ | Received via Email
        Received this via email today. LOL!   Can be found here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=307&item=4701314956&rd=1     20 Bruce Springsteen CDs Sick and Tired of his PoliticsLook an Auction designed for Liberals/Democrats BID Item number: 4701314956 Seller of this item? Sign in for your status Email to a friend | Watch this item in My eBay       Larger Picture   Starting bid: US $165.00     price: US $1,000.00  (immediate payment required) Time left: 2 days 3-day listing, Ends Feb-17-05 18:02:38 PST Start time: Feb-14-05 18:02:38 PST Quantity: 1 lot (20 items each) Cost per item: US $8.25 each(Not sold individually) History: 0...
  • HILL & CHUCK NIX DIALLO BILL (Won't Help Family Remain in Country)

    02/14/2005 12:58:10 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 684+ views
    New York Post ^ | February 14, 2005 | Vincent Morris
    For the second year in a row, Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Charles Schumer have slammed the door on helping the family of police-shooting victim Amadou Diallo remain in the country, The Post has learned. The refusal is a slap in the face of Rep. Charles Rangel (D-Manhattan), who has tried unsuccessfully to help Diallo's mother for two years now. The bill, which would grant Kadiatou Diallo and other family members permanent-resident status, died in the 2003-04 Congress and has no support in 2005. While the Justice Department has extended the family's stay until spring, it's unlikely to extend it...
  • Party Invitation and You are Invited!!!!!

    01/27/2005 5:42:07 PM PST · by SandRat · 23 replies · 731+ views
    Email | 01/27/05 | unattributed
    Due to the cancellation of the Inaugural Ball for Senator Kerry...There will be a small Soiree' (pity party) for those who have already bought their attire. The nights' entertainment will be provided by the DIXIE CHICKS & Bruce Springsteen. Tissues for excessive self pity will be furnished by Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins. We are pleased to announce DAN RATHER will be our Master of ceremonies!!! Yeah!!!! Cameron Diaz has pledged CUPCAKES!! What's this?....a Free Screening of Fahrenheit 911! Thank you, Michael Moore. Ashton Kutcher will sign his latest book..."I open my mouth...and stupid falls out." P Diddy will not...
  • Bruce Springsteen To Iraq (Rock The Vote)

    Bruce Springsteen has finally been drafted. After weeks of speculation as to whether or not the megastar would play a protest concert at Baghdad Stadium before the upcoming Iraqi election, the Boss will play as part of Vote for Change, a tour of Iraq featuring the likes of the Dixie Chicks, R.E.M., the Dave Matthews Band, Pearl Jam, James Taylor, John Mellencamp and Bonnie Raitt.
  • No Easy Answer To the Democrats' Culture Woes, who lost on essential core values, by Al Hunt

    11/11/2004 6:27:00 AM PST · by OESY · 29 replies · 2,018+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 11, 2004 | Albert R. Hunt
    Dispirited Democrats are doing what political losers usually do: self-flagellating. Foremost... is figuring out... how to reach those red-state voters?... • The issue is not getting evangelical Christian conservatives; they are to the Republican base what African-Americans are to Democrats. Rather, it is about getting a respectable share of the small-town and exurban working- and middle-class folks, many of them regular church-goers, who should be aligned more with Democrats on economics and health care. • The debate already is veering into false choices: Stick to principles and don't change because we're right or change your views on gays, guns, God...
  • After Kerry Concedes, Bush Cites 'A Duty to Serve All Americans'

    11/04/2004 6:24:58 AM PST · by OESY · 6 replies · 655+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 4, 2004 | ADAM NAGOURNEY
    George W. Bush declared victory yesterday in the race for president after a decisive national election that bolstered Republican strength in Congress and led the White House to proclaim that Mr. Bush had won a mandate from the American public for a second term. Mr. Bush beamed as he stood with Vice President Dick Cheney at a rally in Washington four hours after accepting a concession call at the White House from Senator John Kerry, the Massachusetts Democrat who waged a fierce challenge to unseat him. "We had a long night - and a great night,'' Mr. Bush said. "The...
  • Caption Kerry/Springsteen embrace.... here we go with the sweet stuff again

    10/31/2004 9:56:07 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 7 replies · 423+ views
    vanity
  • The Boss doing Kerry no favours Poll shows rock star Bruce Springsteen turning voters away

    10/30/2004 4:56:19 AM PDT · by Ginifer · 114 replies · 3,714+ views
    National Post (Canada) ^ | October 30, 2004 | Steven Edwards
    NEW YORK - Madison Avenue had unwelcome news for John Kerry's campaign yesterday as advertising executives said Bruce Springsteen, who is campaigning with the Democratic presidential hopeful, turns away more votes than he attracts. The campaign trails have begun to look like Hollywood Boulevard as both presidential candidates inject star power into their campaigns, with Terminator star Arnold Schwarzenegger appearing with George W. Bush in Columbus, Ohio, yesterday. While many stars have spoken out about their presidential preference, with most opting for Mr. Kerry, a major ad industry study shows most voters prefer candidates who keep their distance from Hollywood....
  • !!!ATTENTION CLEVELAND AREA FREEPERS!!!

    10/29/2004 7:28:10 PM PDT · by DoozerDude · 17 replies · 871+ views
    !!!ATTENTION CLEVELAND AREA FREEPERS!!!
  • Kerry, Springsteen energize downtown crowd of 80,000

    10/29/2004 6:52:13 PM PDT · by Hermann the Cherusker · 71 replies · 1,568+ views
    Capital Times ^ | 10/29/04 | David Callender
    Kerry, Springsteen energize downtown crowd of 80,000 By David Callender October 29, 2004 The clouds parted and the sun shone on Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry as he and rock legend Bruce Springsteen shared a stage just blocks from the State Capitol on Thursday. While the record crowd of more than 80,000 roared with delight, Kerry told them, "You have no idea how beautiful you look." It took Kerry two tries to get to this moment. A similar rally planned for last month had to be moved to the Alliant Energy Center because of foul weather. But for both...
  • Kerry Rally in Madison a big bust?

    10/29/2004 10:18:33 AM PDT · by flashbunny · 54 replies · 8,091+ views
    WTMJ Radio | 10/29/2004 | 620 wtmj
    Just heard this bit news on WTMJ 620 AM about the kerry rally in Madison, WI. There is no print version to reference, so for right now you'll just have to trust what I heard. First, a little background: Kerry appeared in a big rally in Madison, Wisconsin yesterday. This itself is odd because Madison is known as the Berkeley of the midwest. It's an area Kerry should have sewn up by now. They brought in Bruce Springsteen and Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters / Nirvana) to draw the crowds. They even brought in busloads of people from Iowa and Minnesota....
  • Caption Kerry and Bruce Springsteen

    10/28/2004 12:37:23 PM PDT · by GulliverSwift · 33 replies · 1,502+ views
    "How about them White Sox!" "No, the local team is the Red Sox. "Sorry, Bruce." "Come on, just a kiss. Although no one can replace John Edwards."
  • Bush Voted Year's Top Film Villain, DiCaprio and Springsteen Support Kerry.(Mega-Barf Alert)

    10/27/2004 5:08:36 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 11 replies · 546+ views
    WENN (by way of IMDB.com) | 28 October 2004 | WENN
    American President George W. Bush has topped an unlikely poll in Britain - as this year's top screen villain. Bush won the dubious accolade for his unauthorized appearance in Michael Moore's anti-Bush documentary Fahrenheit 9/11. The politician beat out the likes of Doc Ock, played by Alfred Molina, in Spider-Man 2; The Texas Chainsaw Massacre's Leatherface; Andy Serkis' Gollum from Lord Of The Rings trilogy; and Elle Driver, the assassin played by Daryl Hannah in Kill Bill. Almost 10,000 people voted in the poll, conducted by Total Film Magazine. Leonardo DiCaprio has joined P. Diddy, Brad Pitt and Ashton Kutcher...
  • Sundance to Re-Air Vote For Change

    10/25/2004 12:54:49 PM PDT · by beansox · 16 replies · 610+ views
    NEW YORK, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Sundance Channel announced today that, due to popular demand, the network will re-broadcast National Anthem: Inside the "Vote for Change" Concert Tour on Saturday, October 30th at 6:30pm ET/PT. National Anthem is a television special consisting of behind-the-scenes footage from the tour by acclaimed filmmakers Albert Maysles and D A Pennebaker, and live performances from the final "Vote for Change" concert in Washington D.C. on October 11, produced and directed by Joel Gallen. The artists featured in National Anthem are Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Dave Matthews Band, The Dixie...
  • Kerry Campaign Song Lyrics

    10/20/2004 8:26:46 PM PDT · by GoBucks2002 · 237+ views
    LyricsXP.com | 10/20/2004 | gobucks2002
    NO SURRENDER Bruce Springsteen Well, we bursted out of class Had to get away from those fools We learned more from a 3-minute record, baby Than we ever learned in school Tonight I hear the neighborhood drummer sound I can feel my heart begin to pound You say you're tired and you just want to close your eyes And follow your dreams down Chorus: Well, we made a promise we swore we'd always remember No retreat, baby, no surrender Like soldiers in the winter's night With a vow to defend No retreat, baby, no surrender Well, now young faces grow...
  • THE DEM SPEECH POLICE ... (Sinclair v. DNC + MSM)

    10/18/2004 6:04:06 AM PDT · by OESY · 1 replies · 760+ views
    New York Post ^ | October 18, 2004 | Editorial
    Democrats are in a snit over a conservative-leaning broadcast group's plan to air a documentary critical of John Kerry just before the election.... [The DNC] filed a complaint with the [FEC], arguing that Sinclair is violating the McCain-Feingold campaign-finance law by giving a valuable "in-kind" contribution to the Bush campaign. Kerry adviser Chad Clanton even threatened to abuse the power of the Federal Communications Commission if Kerry is elected, warning that Sinclair "better hope we don't win." ...After all, many news groups surely would fail such a test, their news coverage rendered no more than "in-kind" contributions to their favored...
  • A ballad about squandered credibility

    10/09/2004 7:47:24 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 9 replies · 511+ views
    MPLS Star&Sickle ^ | 10-9-04 | Dave Aasen
    Tuesday night, Bruce Springsteen headlined a political rally disguised as a rock concert. It seemed that the music was a TV program, filling space between political announcements. In doing so, Springsteen went from an unquestioned voice of independence with immense credibility to another entertainer's shrill exclamation point on his political preference.
  • Springsteen bringing Vote for Change Tour to the Meadowlands in NJ on October 13, 2004

    10/05/2004 2:19:08 PM PDT · by Coleus · 7 replies · 486+ views
    Springsteen bringing tour to N.J. Tuesday, October 5, 2004 The Vote for Change tour featuring Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will roll through New Jersey after all. The pro-Democratic traveling concert has scheduled a finale for Oct. 13. at Continental Arena. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show will go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The concert will also feature performances by Jackson Browne, John Fogarty, and Patti Scialfa. The stated aim of the 12-state tour, which launched on Friday, is to help oust President Bush from office on Election Day. Proceeds go to America Coming Together, an...
  • Concerts for Change [Springsteen and his annoying crowd]

    10/02/2004 5:45:05 PM PDT · by MarlboroRed · 26 replies · 890+ views
    The Nation ^ | 10/1/04 | Katrina vanden Heuvel
    "I've got 25 years of credibility built up, and this isn't something I've moved into lightly," Bruce Springsteen says on the eve of his first Vote for Change concert in Philadelphia this Friday. "But this is the one where you spend some of that credibility. It's an emergency intervention." Or as one of America's great musicians explained in a recent New York Times Op-Ed, "Personally, for the last twenty five years I have always stayed one step away from partisan politics...This year, however, for many of us the stakes have risen too high to sit this election out." So, putting...
  • Scorn in the U.S.A.?

    09/29/2004 12:05:56 PM PDT · by EQAndyBuzz · 11 replies · 583+ views
    Fox News ^ | 9/29/04 | Fox News
    Rocker Bruce Springsteen says the media has, "let the country down [and] ... taken a very amoral stand" this election cycle, insisting, "You get tabloid news, you get blood-and-guts news, you get news shot through with a self-glorifying facade of patriotism, but you have to sift too much for the [real] news.”
  • On Eve of Big Tour, Springsteen Says Press Has "Let The Country Down"

    09/27/2004 7:11:04 PM PDT · by an amused spectator · 112 replies · 2,241+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | September 27, 2004 | Greg Mitchell
    By Greg Mitchell Published: September 27, 2004 8:00 PM EDT NEW YORK On the eve of the Vote for Change tour, which has sparked controversy in newsrooms where reporters have been ordered not to attend the pro-Kerry fundraisers, Bruce Springsteen, one of the stars of the concerts, has a few words for the press. In a wide ranging interview in the just-published Oct. 14 issue of Rolling Stone, Springsteen says, "The press has let the country down. It's taken a very amoral stand, in that essential issues are often portrayed as simply one side says this and the other side...
  • Freep, Vote for Change, Springsteen/MoveOn Concerts in PA on October 1, 2004

    09/27/2004 7:07:13 PM PDT · by Coleus · 20 replies · 1,168+ views
    09.27.04
    Please contact Chris Slattery for questions/suggestions at (914) 224-5773   Dear fellow pro-lifers, patriots, and Bush supporters across the plains, in driving distance of PA   On Friday, October 1st, it gives us a great opportunity for Counter-Protests to the MoveOn.org Vote for Change concerts playing in 6 PA cities simultaneously. This is the kind of activity pro-lifers and conservative college students, and even young kids love.   My plan is to help lead a team in Philly for the biggest of the Concerts with Springsteen. And I'm a big Bruce fan for 30 years!   Please, everyone get the word out...
  • musicians leads charge in urging youths to vote (Democrat)

    09/23/2004 7:39:02 AM PDT · by AJ in NYC · 3 replies · 299+ views
    UNION-TRIBUNE ^ | September 20, 2004 | James Hebert
    Twelve years ago, it was a news-grabbing newcomer on the political scene. Today, MTV's Rock the Vote seems positively Stone Age. That campaign to recruit youth voters is still around, but this year it has lots of company. HeadCount, Music for America, PunkVoter, Smackdown Your Vote! – they're just some of the groups taking part in pop music tours aimed at charging up voters and, in some cases, changing their minds
  • No, You Shut Up (and Sing)

    09/10/2004 7:34:00 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 14 replies · 932+ views
    o-weekly ^ | 09-09-04 | Jim Washburn
    And furthermore, shut up, all of you who are telling musicians, actors, filmmakers, authors and such to shut up. "I paid to hear Don Henley sing, not to listen to his political views," whines the ticket holder."Who the hell does Sean Penn think he is, going to Iraq?" fumes the talk-radio guy."Bruce Springsteen thinks making millions with a song-and-dance routine allows him to tell you how to vote," grouses conservative New York senate candidate Marilyn O'Grady, announcing her "Boycott the Boss" campaign.Even quasi-liberal Irvine Mayor Larry Agran sympathized with the people who booed Henley at the Pacific Amphitheatre recently after...
  • Springsteen, a Super Mega Concert?

    08/31/2004 7:27:12 AM PDT · by crushelits · 31 replies · 970+ views
    Fox News ^ | August 31, 2004 | Roger Friedman
    Here comes a super concert on a mega level.
  • Into the Fire - Springsteen's plunge into partisan politics

    08/26/2004 11:49:23 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies · 796+ views
    Metroactive Music ^ | August 26, 2004 | Bruce Robinson
    In 1984, a musically clueless Ronald Reagan tried to co-opt Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA" as a campaign theme song. Never mind that the song was a pointed indictment of the government's failure to make good on its promises to Vietnam-era veterans, the Great Communicator's operatives couldn't see past the chiming chorus and tried to recruit Bruce to the Gipper's cause. Springsteen demurred. Four years later, another Republican presidential hopeful, Sen. Bob Dole, again attempted to adopt the Springsteen anthem for his campaign. The Boss quietly told him to knock it off. Fast forward to 2004. After steering clear...
  • Plan Your Patriotic Protests VS Bands Against Bush Now!

    08/21/2004 4:51:12 PM PDT · by Jon Alvarez · 1 replies · 190+ views
    America Coming Together (ACT) has talent as well as money. Their goal: to unseat President Bush. see schedule of concert places/dates a perfect time for freepers to get off the couch and show their support for America... I can see Springsteen in concert now, telling the audience: "Terrorists are people, too"
  • Bruce Boycotted for Bush Bashing

    08/17/2004 12:06:09 PM PDT · by TrebleRebel · 28 replies · 1,710+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/17/2004 | Sarah Hall
    After Bruce Springsteen (news) announced plans to participate in the anti-Bush concert tour, Vote for Change, a New York candidate for U.S. Senate has countered with a "Boycott the Boss" television spot. Conservative Party candidate Marilyn O'Grady appears in a 30-second televison commercial, urging her supporters to show their solidarity to Bush by not buying Springsteen's music. "He thinks making millions with a song-and-dance routine allows him to tell you how to vote," O'Grady says in the spot. "Here's my vote: Boycott the Boss. If you don't buy his politics, don't buy his music." (The spot makes no mention of...
  • Moveon.org & ACT deny Foreign Nationals, and Foreign Students Tickets to Demoncrap activist Concert

    08/17/2004 12:23:49 PM PDT · by chuknospam · 18 replies · 1,031+ views
    WSKY ^ | 8/17/04 | Me
    Just reported via WSKY in Gainesville, FL. Foreign students & nationals are being denied concert tickets to the Moveon sponsored Dave Matthews concert at the O'Connell Center at the University of Florida. Confirmed by staff at the University of Florida.