I don’t get it. Why would an audience be shocked, just shocked, that Linda Ronstadt expressed antiwar sentiments? A long time left-wing activist performer dedicates a song to Fahrenheit 9/11. Oh the horror. Who could have thought she’d do such a thing.
“This is an election year,” she told the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday. “I want people to get their head up out of their mashed potatoes and learn something about the issues and go and vote. … I’m not telling them how to vote. I’m saying, get information about the issues.”
She’s mentioned Fahrenheit 9/11 in previous shows too.
Through the years, though, Ronstadt has never heard a hall so powerfully divided each night between hisses and hurrahs. She heard it from the first night she offered the comments about Moore’s film.
“At first there’s just silence, then there’s “Yeah!” and then there’s ‘Boo!” and then the audience starts fighting with each other,” she recalled. “You know how they say we are just polarized down the middle? I’ve done this all across the country and I’m telling you, it’s like my independent poll. I have never seen a reaction like this, in all my years of touring.”
Body and Soul documents the more moronic attacks upon Ronstadt on her website’s message boards.
And last week, of course, Whoopie Goldberg was fired by Slimfast for joking about Bush at a Democratic fund raiser.
This reporter is also starting to see a rapid decline in the number of comedians poking fun at George Bush. The question now becomes: is America entering into dark waters?