CBS EXECUTIVES WANT NO 'ANTI-WAR' STATEMENTS DURING GRAMMYS, according to Drudge:
Top CBS executives are deeply concerned that Sunday night's GRAMMY Awards may turn from a celebration of music -- into a giant anti-war political rally, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.Like what? Burning the flag? Passe'. Homemade message t-shirts? *yawn* Long, boring, political diatribes in lieu of long, boring acceptance speeches? (snort) At least if they try burning the flag there'll be the intriguing possibility of seeing some candyass rock star get the hose turned on him. Or her. I'm just sayin'.
The GRAMMY broadcast, which is set to air live from New York City, will feature performances by Eminem, Sheryl Crow, Springsteen, Coldplay, James Taylor and others.
Word has reached network suites how one star is allegedly planning a dramatic anti-war gesture.
"I would hope the artists will remember they are on stage because of their music," a top CBS source told the DRUDGE REPORT Friday morning.Hope does spring eternal, doesn't it? But a significant chunk of these people honestly believe the public deserves to know their opinion on current events, and are quite happy to let CBS sponsor their political tantrums involuntarily. Call it an overdeveloped sense of entitlement.
During this week's BRITS award show, Coldplay's Chris Martin yelled out to the audience: "We are all going to die when George Bush has his way. But at least we are going to go out with a bang."
The CBS executive warned microphones may be unplugged on Sunday night if live performances turn political.I can really get behind the idea of a silent Grammy awards show. Seriously.
"It, of course, is a final option [to cut the microphone.] But it's a very real option," said the top source, who demanded anonymity.
"There is a time for political commentary, this is not one of them!"