11/24/2004

Skinny Logic

So yesterday, my beloved KTRU got an email from "American Patriot" explaining that if they don't stop playing skinny puppy, then the station will get boycotted, and will subsequently crumble from the financial pressure of the boycott:

In the past few months a band by the name of Skinny Puppy has slandered Bush. At several of their concerts over the Summer they have simulated an assassination of the president. On their current Fall tour they simulated a beheading similar to the ones happening in Iraq. When the vocalist pulls off their hoods he reveals the terrorists to be Bush and Cheney. This is unacceptable and I encourage you not to play their latest record, The Greater Wrong of the Right, that has been indicated by their record label as being played on your station. Conservatives are currently a majority of the populace now and we have voted into power a majority in every level of government. The people of this country have the power as evident by our boycott of the Reagan miniseries, the Superbowl, and the Dixie Chicks. If you still choose to play their music we have the ability to put financial pressure on your station through boycotts. Please remove Skinny Puppy from rotation or we will have no choice but to boycott your station.

Currently, your station is listed on the boycott list found here:

http://www.pabaah.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=717

If you decide to stop playing Skinny Puppy as well as consider changing the format in order to provide more fair and balance we will consider removing you from the list."
That's what we need around here. More fair.

I'm still chuckling at the thought of a conservative boycott causing financial ruin at KTRU. Did I mention I played 45 minutes of a dude banging on a pot the other day?

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