Friday May 27, 2005

Moron Television

MTV News is now running a story about NIN dropping from their Movie Awards show:

While we respect Nine Inch Nails' point of view, we were uncomfortable with their performance being built around a partisan political statement. When we discussed our discomfort with the band, their choice was to unfortunately pull out of the Movie Awards.

Warning! Biased reporting ranting ahead! Did anyone play the song for these MTV jackasses? Are they not reading, or even hearing the lyrics?

I personally think it's fantastic that a song which is very clearly warning against mixing religious zeal and world-politics to create bullshit wars has been at the top of the charts for weeks now. If playing it next to a photo of George W. Bush is what it takes to establish context for that song for some people... I don't even know what to say.