BARF: NYT Gushes Over Dixie Chicks: 'Witches Who Could Not Be Burned'

July 14th, 2020 9:30 AM

The band formerly known as The Dixie Chicks made the front of the New York Times Sunday Styles with a full-page photo under the puffed-up headline “Still Fearless.” Inside was a two-page spread with posed photos, “A Sisterhood Skilled at Ignoring the Static.” The text box: “Three women flourished in an industry that never really loved or defended them.” Fortunately for the “Chicks” (…

Blogger IDs D.C.’s ‘Immune Response’ to ‘Infectious Agent’ Trump

March 4th, 2017 3:10 PM
In a Friday post on the website of The Washington Monthly, not of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Martin Longman discussed President Trump in strikingly medical terms. “The reason Trump has become so vulnerable so quickly is because he’s treating Washington like the pathogen when he’s the infectious agent,” declared Longman. “A better politician might…

Left-Lunging NYT Arts Page Hails Lefty Southern Rockers for 'Bravery'

October 9th, 2016 4:34 PM
The leftward lunge of the New York Times arts pages as the election looms continues apace. In Sunday’s Arts & Leisure, Brett Anderson hailed the new aggressively “progressive” strain in Southern rock while dismissing conservative bands and listeners in “Southern Bands, Progressive and Proud": "Citing as an example the Dixie Chicks’ 2003 criticism of…

On Dixie Chicks, NPR and WashPost Slam 'Cowardice' of Country-Music In

May 11th, 2013 6:40 AM
The new Natalie Maines record is continuing to spur music writers to slam the "cowardice" of the country-music industry and the stuffiness of the country-music audience in the aftermath of Maines trashing President Bush at a London concert on the eve of the Iraq war.  On the NPR show "Fresh Air" on Wednesday, music critic Ken Tucker insisted Maines was just ahead of…

New York Times Magazine Remembers the 'Patriotic Fatwa' Against the Di

March 18th, 2013 2:54 PM
The New York Times Magazine profile of young, nontraditional country singer Kathy Musgraves by contributor Carlo Rotella was infected with smug urban liberalism and a stale defense of the defunct Dixie Chicks, "who had a patriotic fatwa declared against them for saying they were against the war in Iraq and ashamed that George W. Bush was from Texas." You may remember that incident…