July 17, 2004

Marketing 101

It's pretty simple really, Sir Elton, it is not very smart marketing to alienate half your potential customer base in an evenly divided electorate. Americans vote with their pocketbooks as well as at the ballot box.

Wonder if Sir Elton considers the industry whispering campaign against Dennis Miller as censorship?

Elton attacks 'censorship' in US
Sir Elton John is currently performing in New York

Elton John has said stars are scared to speak out against war in Iraq because of "bullying tactics" used by the US government to hinder free speech. "There's an atmosphere of fear in America right now that is deadly. Everyone is too career-conscious," he told New York magazine, Interview.

Sir Elton said performers could be "frightened by the current administration's bullying tactics",

The singer likened the current "fear factor" to McCarthyism in the 1950s.

Huh? Did I miss the news that the Administration is preventing entertainers from expressing their opinions and opposition in public? If so, they are doing a really, really bad job.

When these pompous, pampered asshats start believing their press releases, they might do well to remember that fame is based on the tastes of a fickle public, as any number of former "A" list celebrities working casino lounges, car shows and state fairgrounds can attest... we made them rich and famous and we can take it away.

Posted by feste at July 17, 2004 10:05 AM | TrackBack

Yeah, there's censorship. Remember
Dr. Laura?


Posted by: jaspar at July 17, 2004 06:04 PM

When they go through their entire lives being told "yes"--the first time someone tells them "no" seems like censorship.

Posted by: Christopher Cross at July 18, 2004 11:28 AM

Yeah, I posted on this as well. Freedom is a two way street. They have freedom of speech. We have freedom of choice.

As an example, there was a reason why I refused to pay to see "Mystic River."

Posted by: beaker at July 18, 2004 06:32 PM
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