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    YOU tell me why

    I got this sent to me. Maybe some of you might figure a reason why this wasn't made available to the public. What is happening here to where a song like this cannot be released??? I just don't friggen get it!!

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    In March, 2005, this song was performed at a Diamond Rio concert. They received an immediate standing ovation, and continue to do so every time they perform it!
    Sadly, major radio stations wouldn't play it because it was considered politically incorrect. Consequently, the song was never released to the public. If this song speaks to your heart, share it with friends and loved ones. Then let us cease being the silent majority and join together -- not as a particular political party, but as Americans!

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    http://gunbarrelcityradio.com/InGodWeStillTrust.wmv

    Please let's keep this in Foo and not get it into P and R.
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    Very nice song. Nice message. I don't see anything politically incorrect about it at all.

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    Its like so many of my favorite Steppenwolf songs that no radio station anywhere will play anymore. The media is controlled by people with an agenda.
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    As the snopes article stated, it did not stack up well against other songs. It is a great message but not that good of a song.
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    Although I personally disagree with the stance in the song, I do believe in his constitutional right to have it played on the radio. If the KKK can hold rallies with words of hate, he should be allowed to have his song heard. I just happen to disagree with what hes saying.
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    The song's available to the public. Unless that isn't the song you linked to? In any event, I think there's tons of music that never gets major air time because it likely won't make enough m0n3yz to be seen as worthwhile. T3h m0n3yz m4k3z t3h w3rldz g0 r0und!

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    Constitutional right to radio time? No such thing in practice. There MIGHT be a free not for profit radio system our there, but certainly nothing of volume or consequence. And the for profit sector has no consitutional mandate at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michigander
    Its like so many of my favorite Steppenwolf songs that no radio station anywhere will play anymore. The media is controlled by people with an agenda.
    the media is controlled by people with money. most highly successful people are very highly opinionated and use their financial clout to voice that opinion.
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    If I had a nickel for every song by every obscure artist I thought would be huge if it just got radio airplay, I'd be rich.

    However, payola rules on the corporate airwaves, not me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
    I got this sent to me. Maybe some of you might figure a reason why this wasn't made available to the public. What is happening here to where a song like this cannot be released??? I just don't friggen get it!!

    Here is the email:

    In March, 2005, this song was performed at a Diamond Rio concert. They received an immediate standing ovation, and continue to do so every time they perform it!
    Sadly, major radio stations wouldn't play it because it was considered politically incorrect. Consequently, the song was never released to the public. If this song speaks to your heart, share it with friends and loved ones. Then let us cease being the silent majority and join together -- not as a particular political party, but as Americans!
    Do you beleieve everything someone sends you in an email?

    Read the snopes link in the first reply to this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lodi781
    Although I personally disagree with the stance in the song, I do believe in his constitutional right to have it played on the radio. If the KKK can hold rallies with words of hate, he should be allowed to have his song heard. I just happen to disagree with what hes saying.
    Which part of the constitution/which amendment guarantees the right to radio airtime?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lodi781
    Although I personally disagree with the stance in the song, I do believe in his constitutional right to have it played on the radio. If the KKK can hold rallies with words of hate, he should be allowed to have his song heard. I just happen to disagree with what hes saying.
    Winner!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BostonFixed
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    Of what, the did not read anything award? The song got air play. It does not get it any longer because it is not a good song, not because of it's message.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr
    Of what, the did not read anything award? The song got air play. It does not get it any longer because it is not a good song, not because of it's message.
    Precisely.

    Great political songs will find airplay. You'll get your "Southern Man" by Neil Young and the rebuttal of "Sweet Home Alabama." You'll hear "Ohio" by Buffalo Springfield or "Fortunate Son" by CCR because they are great songs with messages that resonate (sp) with an audience.

    If Diamond Rio's song was good, then it would be heard on country radio alongside Toby Keith's "The Angry American" and that one guy's "Have You Forgotten" about the 9/11 attacks.

    If you want too controversial for country, just ask the Dixie Chicks. While I don't find anything they said or sing to be politically incorrect, stations 'banned' their songs. That did not stop them from finding an audience or responding with their latest album Taking The Long Way. They still get airplay and sell records because, well, their music is pretty good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr
    the media is controlled by people with money. most highly successful people are very highly opinionated and use their financial clout to voice that opinion.
    You got that right, brother!
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    Probably because not all Americans believe in a singular masculine deity... Not a prerequsite to national pride and a sense of community IIRC.

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    Not to change the subject but what's "IIRC"?

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    If I Recal Correctly

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    Stacey, you need to go to L one more time!
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    This is a really bad song, lyrics aside, as someone posted above. I'd like to believe that this is why it doesn't get air time.

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    Good old snopes. Always a useful one to have bookmarked.

    Don't worry Siu, I actually fell for the java teddy bear icon DLL hoax and I'm a programmer ferchrissakes (that won't make any sense to most people).
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    It's a terrible song, and there is no doubt it's highly political - it's propaganda for imposing religious (and based on all the symbols, exclusively Christian) values on secular activities like schools and the courts. Did you notice how they displayed flag burning when they mentioned those items? The implication is that anyone who supports the constitutional separation of church and state must hate America!

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    I like the song and the message. But then again, I am a conservative, Christine American. Others have the right to not like the song or the message and it is all good with me. Thanks for posting the song Sui.

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    Okay, you all piqued my interest.

    I paused some funkin cool electronic bassbeat shiznit that I am totally digging right now.
    And listened to that lovely, lovely song.

    The switchover was quite jarring. My brain hurts. I think it just crawled into my rectum to escape the horror of that song's awfulness.

    I don't mean to be jerk Siu, but wouldn't common sense have told you that the reason nobody plays that song is because it's torture for the soul? I mean... DAMN that was painful.
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