• Bruce Springsteen, Who Called Trump A "Threat To Democracy", Ripped For

    From Ubiquitous@21:1/5 to All on Mon Feb 8 04:42:00 2021
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    Critics slammed iconic singer Bruce Springsteen and the Jeep vehicle
    brand after the two collaborated on an ad calling for a return to "the
    middle."

    Springsteen has a history of making outlandish, politically-driven
    claims and comments attacking Republicans, most notably former
    President Donald Trump. Springsteen was one of a host of celebrities to
    make a public pledge to leave the United States if Trump was reelected
    in 2020.

    In the ad, Springsteen calls on Americans to work toward "the middle"
    and overcome division in politics and elsewhere to get to "what
    connects us." His speech plays over clips of the open road, at times
    featuring the singer and a Jeep vehicle. As the ad closes, an image of
    the outline of the United States appears overlaid with the words "To
    the ReUnited States of America."

    "There's a chapel in Kansas standing on the exact center of the lower
    48. It never closes. All are more than welcome to come meet here in the middle," Springsteen says. "It's no secret, the middle has been a hard
    place to get to lately, between red and blue, between servant and
    citizen, between our freedom and our fear."

    "Now fear has never been the best of who we are. And as for freedom,
    it's not the property of just the fortunate few. It belongs to us all,
    whoever you are, wherever you're from. It's what connects us, and we
    need that connection," he continues. "We need the middle. We just have
    to remember the very soil we stand on is common ground. So we can get
    there. We can make it to the mountain top, through the desert, and we
    will cross this divide. Our light has always found its way through the darkness. And there's hope on the rode up ahead."

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1358606430383689728

    Springsteen's recent call for moderation and agreement comes after he
    spoke out vehemently against Trump's reelection, calling the former
    president a "threat to our democracy."

    "I believe that our current president is a threat to our democracy,"
    the singer said in a June interview with The Atlantic. "He simply makes
    any kind of reform that much harder. I don't know if our democracy
    could stand another four years of his custodianship. These are all
    existential threats to our democracy and our American way of life."

    In late October, he compared Trump to a demon on his SeriousXM show
    comparing the then-upcoming election to an "exorcism."

    "Welcome ghouls and fools, witches, vampires, bloodsucking politicians,
    zombie denizens of Washington, DC, it is time for an exorcism in our
    nation's capital," Springsteen said. "In just a few days we'll be
    throwing the bums out. I thought it was a . nightmare but it was so
    true."

    Critics on Twitter slammed the Jeep ad for featuring Springsteen, some
    pointing out Springsteen's past rhetoric surrounding politics and his
    insults directed at Trump.

    https://twitter.com/BrentScher/status/1358631443413553153

    "The thing about that Jeep ad was how I really respected how they used
    Bruce Springsteen, long noted for his moderate and centrist political
    views, to deliver the message," RealClearInvestigations senior writer
    Mark Hemingway said.

    "Ok maybe my husband is right and Bruce Springsteen is actually the
    worst," Karol Markowicz, a columnist for the New York Post, tweeted.

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  • From #BeamMeUpScotty@21:1/5 to weberm@polaris.net on Tue Feb 9 08:01:40 2021
    XPost: rec.arts.tv, alt.tv.commercials, alt.music.bruce-springsteen

    On 02/08/2020 4:42 AM, weberm@polaris.net wrote:
    Critics slammed iconic singer Bruce Springsteen and the Jeep vehicle
    brand after the two collaborated on an ad calling for a return to "the >middle."

    Springsteen has a history of making outlandish, politically-driven
    claims and comments attacking Republicans, most notably former
    President Donald Trump. Springsteen was one of a host of celebrities to
    make a public pledge to leave the United States if Trump was reelected
    in 2020.

    In the ad, Springsteen calls on Americans to work toward "the middle"
    and overcome division in politics and elsewhere to get to "what
    connects us." His speech plays over clips of the open road, at times >featuring the singer and a Jeep vehicle. As the ad closes, an image of
    the outline of the United States appears overlaid with the words "To
    the ReUnited States of America."

    "There's a chapel in Kansas standing on the exact center of the lower
    48. It never closes. All are more than welcome to come meet here in the >middle," Springsteen says. "It's no secret, the middle has been a hard
    place to get to lately, between red and blue, between servant and
    citizen, between our freedom and our fear."

    "Now fear has never been the best of who we are. And as for freedom,
    it's not the property of just the fortunate few. It belongs to us all, >whoever you are, wherever you're from. It's what connects us, and we
    need that connection," he continues. "We need the middle. We just have
    to remember the very soil we stand on is common ground. So we can get
    there. We can make it to the mountain top, through the desert, and we
    will cross this divide. Our light has always found its way through the >darkness. And there's hope on the rode up ahead."

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1358606430383689728

    Springsteen's recent call for moderation and agreement comes after he
    spoke out vehemently against Trump's reelection, calling the former
    president a "threat to our democracy."

    "I believe that our current president is a threat to our democracy,"
    the singer said in a June interview with The Atlantic. "He simply makes
    any kind of reform that much harder. I don't know if our democracy
    could stand another four years of his custodianship. These are all >existential threats to our democracy and our American way of life."

    In late October, he compared Trump to a demon on his SeriousXM show
    comparing the then-upcoming election to an "exorcism."

    "Welcome ghouls and fools, witches, vampires, bloodsucking politicians, >zombie denizens of Washington, DC, it is time for an exorcism in our
    nation's capital," Springsteen said. "In just a few days we'll be
    throwing the bums out. I thought it was a . nightmare but it was so
    true."

    Critics on Twitter slammed the Jeep ad for featuring Springsteen, some >pointing out Springsteen's past rhetoric surrounding politics and his
    insults directed at Trump.

    https://twitter.com/BrentScher/status/1358631443413553153

    "The thing about that Jeep ad was how I really respected how they used
    Bruce Springsteen, long noted for his moderate and centrist political
    views, to deliver the message," RealClearInvestigations senior writer
    Mark Hemingway said.

    "Ok maybe my husband is right and Bruce Springsteen is actually the
    worst," Karol Markowicz, a columnist for the New York Post, tweeted.

    I like how he was driving around rural America...the America he mocks
    and "threatened" to leave if Trump was re-elected...Id be happy to pay
    for his plane ticket still

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  • From tert in seattle@21:1/5 to Ubiquitous on Mon Feb 8 16:37:34 2021
    XPost: rec.arts.tv, alt.tv.commercials, alt.music.bruce-springsteen

    Ubiquitous <weberm@polaris.net> wrote:
    Critics slammed iconic singer Bruce Springsteen and the Jeep vehicle
    brand after the two collaborated on an ad calling for a return to "the >middle."

    Springsteen has a history of making outlandish, politically-driven
    claims and comments attacking Republicans, most notably former
    President Donald Trump. Springsteen was one of a host of celebrities to
    make a public pledge to leave the United States if Trump was reelected
    in 2020.

    In the ad, Springsteen calls on Americans to work toward "the middle"
    and overcome division in politics and elsewhere to get to "what
    connects us." His speech plays over clips of the open road, at times >featuring the singer and a Jeep vehicle. As the ad closes, an image of
    the outline of the United States appears overlaid with the words "To
    the ReUnited States of America."

    "There's a chapel in Kansas standing on the exact center of the lower
    48. It never closes. All are more than welcome to come meet here in the >middle," Springsteen says. "It's no secret, the middle has been a hard
    place to get to lately, between red and blue, between servant and
    citizen, between our freedom and our fear."

    "Now fear has never been the best of who we are. And as for freedom,
    it's not the property of just the fortunate few. It belongs to us all, >whoever you are, wherever you're from. It's what connects us, and we
    need that connection," he continues. "We need the middle. We just have
    to remember the very soil we stand on is common ground. So we can get
    there. We can make it to the mountain top, through the desert, and we
    will cross this divide. Our light has always found its way through the >darkness. And there's hope on the rode up ahead."

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1358606430383689728

    Springsteen's recent call for moderation and agreement comes after he
    spoke out vehemently against Trump's reelection, calling the former
    president a "threat to our democracy."

    "I believe that our current president is a threat to our democracy,"
    the singer said in a June interview with The Atlantic. "He simply makes
    any kind of reform that much harder. I don't know if our democracy
    could stand another four years of his custodianship. These are all >existential threats to our democracy and our American way of life."

    In late October, he compared Trump to a demon on his SeriousXM show
    comparing the then-upcoming election to an "exorcism."

    "Welcome ghouls and fools, witches, vampires, bloodsucking politicians, >zombie denizens of Washington, DC, it is time for an exorcism in our
    nation's capital," Springsteen said. "In just a few days we'll be
    throwing the bums out. I thought it was a . nightmare but it was so
    true."

    Critics on Twitter slammed the Jeep ad for featuring Springsteen, some >pointing out Springsteen's past rhetoric surrounding politics and his
    insults directed at Trump.

    https://twitter.com/BrentScher/status/1358631443413553153

    "The thing about that Jeep ad was how I really respected how they used
    Bruce Springsteen, long noted for his moderate and centrist political
    views, to deliver the message," RealClearInvestigations senior writer
    Mark Hemingway said.

    "Ok maybe my husband is right and Bruce Springsteen is actually the
    worst," Karol Markowicz, a columnist for the New York Post, tweeted.

    I can only speak for myself here, but I don't care what Springsteen
    thinks. I do care that a company spent millions of dollars on an ad
    trying to act like they care about unity, yet using a guy as the
    spokesman who obviously is not actually interested in the same sentiment
    they were supposedly championing. If they had done something as simple
    as using Mike Rowe (as an example), it would have actually been a nice
    ad. Of course, I guess they succeeded, though, because they're getting publicity off of it.

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  • From Gill Smith@21:1/5 to weberm@polaris.net on Tue Feb 9 08:07:17 2021
    XPost: alt.music.bruce-springsteen, rec.arts.tv, alt.tv.commercials
    XPost: alt.tv.commercials

    In article <rvsog3$3uj$3@dont-email.me>, weberm@polaris.net wrote:

    Critics slammed iconic singer Bruce Springsteen and the Jeep vehicle
    brand after the two collaborated on an ad calling for a return to "the >middle."

    Springsteen has a history of making outlandish, politically-driven
    claims and comments attacking Republicans, most notably former
    President Donald Trump. Springsteen was one of a host of celebrities to
    make a public pledge to leave the United States if Trump was reelected
    in 2020.

    In the ad, Springsteen calls on Americans to work toward "the middle"
    and overcome division in politics and elsewhere to get to "what
    connects us." His speech plays over clips of the open road, at times >featuring the singer and a Jeep vehicle. As the ad closes, an image of
    the outline of the United States appears overlaid with the words "To
    the ReUnited States of America."

    "There's a chapel in Kansas standing on the exact center of the lower
    48. It never closes. All are more than welcome to come meet here in the >middle," Springsteen says. "It's no secret, the middle has been a hard
    place to get to lately, between red and blue, between servant and
    citizen, between our freedom and our fear."

    "Now fear has never been the best of who we are. And as for freedom,
    it's not the property of just the fortunate few. It belongs to us all, >whoever you are, wherever you're from. It's what connects us, and we
    need that connection," he continues. "We need the middle. We just have
    to remember the very soil we stand on is common ground. So we can get
    there. We can make it to the mountain top, through the desert, and we
    will cross this divide. Our light has always found its way through the >darkness. And there's hope on the rode up ahead."

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1358606430383689728

    Springsteen's recent call for moderation and agreement comes after he
    spoke out vehemently against Trump's reelection, calling the former
    president a "threat to our democracy."

    "I believe that our current president is a threat to our democracy,"
    the singer said in a June interview with The Atlantic. "He simply makes
    any kind of reform that much harder. I don't know if our democracy
    could stand another four years of his custodianship. These are all >existential threats to our democracy and our American way of life."

    In late October, he compared Trump to a demon on his SeriousXM show
    comparing the then-upcoming election to an "exorcism."

    "Welcome ghouls and fools, witches, vampires, bloodsucking politicians, >zombie denizens of Washington, DC, it is time for an exorcism in our
    nation's capital," Springsteen said. "In just a few days we'll be
    throwing the bums out. I thought it was a . nightmare but it was so
    true."

    Critics on Twitter slammed the Jeep ad for featuring Springsteen, some >pointing out Springsteen's past rhetoric surrounding politics and his
    insults directed at Trump.

    https://twitter.com/BrentScher/status/1358631443413553153

    "The thing about that Jeep ad was how I really respected how they used
    Bruce Springsteen, long noted for his moderate and centrist political
    views, to deliver the message," RealClearInvestigations senior writer
    Mark Hemingway said.

    "Ok maybe my husband is right and Bruce Springsteen is actually the
    worst," Karol Markowicz, a columnist for the New York Post, tweeted.

    I pay no attention to him or any other celebrities, I loved classic
    rock, but never understand the whole Bruce thing, his songs were average
    at best.

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  • From trotsky@21:1/5 to All on Tue Feb 9 07:56:11 2021
    XPost: rec.arts.tv, alt.tv.commercials, alt.music.bruce-springsteen

    On 2/9/21 7:01 AM, #BeamMeUpScotty wrote:
    On 02/08/2020 4:42 AM, weberm@polaris.net wrote:
    Critics slammed iconic singer Bruce Springsteen and the Jeep vehicle
    brand after the two collaborated on an ad calling for a return to "the
    middle."

    Springsteen has a history of making outlandish, politically-driven
    claims and comments attacking Republicans, most notably former
    President Donald Trump. Springsteen was one of a host of celebrities to
    make a public pledge to leave the United States if Trump was reelected
    in 2020.

    In the ad, Springsteen calls on Americans to work toward "the middle"
    and overcome division in politics and elsewhere to get to "what
    connects us." His speech plays over clips of the open road, at times
    featuring the singer and a Jeep vehicle. As the ad closes, an image of
    the outline of the United States appears overlaid with the words "To
    the ReUnited States of America."

    "There's a chapel in Kansas standing on the exact center of the lower
    48. It never closes. All are more than welcome to come meet here in the
    middle," Springsteen says. "It's no secret, the middle has been a hard
    place to get to lately, between red and blue, between servant and
    citizen, between our freedom and our fear."

    "Now fear has never been the best of who we are. And as for freedom,
    it's not the property of just the fortunate few. It belongs to us all,
    whoever you are, wherever you're from. It's what connects us, and we
    need that connection," he continues. "We need the middle. We just have
    to remember the very soil we stand on is common ground. So we can get
    there. We can make it to the mountain top, through the desert, and we
    will cross this divide. Our light has always found its way through the
    darkness. And there's hope on the rode up ahead."

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1358606430383689728

    Springsteen's recent call for moderation and agreement comes after he
    spoke out vehemently against Trump's reelection, calling the former
    president a "threat to our democracy."

    "I believe that our current president is a threat to our democracy,"
    the singer said in a June interview with The Atlantic. "He simply makes
    any kind of reform that much harder. I don't know if our democracy
    could stand another four years of his custodianship. These are all
    existential threats to our democracy and our American way of life."

    In late October, he compared Trump to a demon on his SeriousXM show
    comparing the then-upcoming election to an "exorcism."

    "Welcome ghouls and fools, witches, vampires, bloodsucking politicians,
    zombie denizens of Washington, DC, it is time for an exorcism in our
    nation's capital," Springsteen said. "In just a few days we'll be
    throwing the bums out. I thought it was a . nightmare but it was so
    true."

    Critics on Twitter slammed the Jeep ad for featuring Springsteen, some
    pointing out Springsteen's past rhetoric surrounding politics and his
    insults directed at Trump.

    https://twitter.com/BrentScher/status/1358631443413553153

    "The thing about that Jeep ad was how I really respected how they used
    Bruce Springsteen, long noted for his moderate and centrist political
    views, to deliver the message," RealClearInvestigations senior writer
    Mark Hemingway said.

    "Ok maybe my husband is right and Bruce Springsteen is actually the
    worst," Karol Markowicz, a columnist for the New York Post, tweeted.

    I like how he was driving around rural America...the America he mocks
    and "threatened" to leave if Trump was re-elected...Id be happy to pay
    for his plane ticket still


    That's super. Instead, you can go suck an egg, or whatever, as the
    orange shitbag goes through his second impeachment trial.

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  • From super70s@21:1/5 to Ubiquitous on Tue Feb 9 14:25:41 2021
    XPost: rec.arts.tv, alt.tv.commercials, alt.music.bruce-springsteen

    Ubiquitous <weberm@polaris.net> wrote:
    Critics slammed iconic singer Bruce Springsteen and the Jeep vehicle
    brand after the two collaborated on an ad calling for a return to "the >middle."

    Springsteen has a history of making outlandish, politically-driven
    claims and comments attacking Republicans, most notably former
    President Donald Trump. Springsteen was one of a host of celebrities to
    make a public pledge to leave the United States if Trump was reelected
    in 2020.

    I had the same general thought when I saw the commercial but they were
    probably going for the connection his songs have to Everyman, even those
    who hate his politics.

    BTW he has been known to take long cross country trips on his motorcycle
    from Jersey to the West Coast so it isn't like Kansas is an alien place
    to him.

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