Thursday, April 24, 2003

The fine line between patriotism and pandering
Indulging in the career-jogger of choice for the young and beautiful celebrity, The Dixie Chicks strip for the cover of Entertainment Weekly.

Well, at least they're not pretending Natalie Maines didn't say it. And they're learning the difference between rational, respectful dissent and casual insult. That's something.

But wrapping a stupid, thoughtless comment in "freedom of speech" is also disrespectful, no matter which end of the spectrum it comes from.

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