Thursday, August 9, 2007
Just another prick in the wall - AT&T cuts Pearl Jam's Bush bashing lyrics
The band Pearl Jam has complained that the communications conglomerate AT&T took it upon themselves to censor a Lollapalooza performance, and chop 20 seconds of their Pink Floyd tribute that dissed Shrubya.
(That's Bush 43 for those who loyally avoid calling the current president Junior.)
The fallout about this tampering of free expression on the net has been swift and condemning of evil corporate ways. Hey, mistah, leave those kids alone!
Click here to view the webcast, complete with missing lyrics. The Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder (pictured left) belts out, "George Bush, leave this world alone" and, later, "George Bush, find yourself another home." Not exactly seditious comments, by any stretch of the imagination. We don't need no thought control...