ABC Spins Liberal Singers Lashing Out As Something That Happens to ‘All’ Politicians

Scott Whitlock | June 29, 2016
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[See NewsBusters for more.] According to the journalists at Good Morning America, having liberal singers lash out for using their songs is something that happens to “all” politicians. In reality, it tends to happen to Republicans. George Stephanopoulos and Matt Dowd on Wednesday discussed Mike Huckabee settling with the band Survivor for using Eye of the Tiger without permission. Stephanopoulos opined, “This kind of thing happens all the time. Musicians get prickly about politicians use their songs.” Dowd responded with examples that included a Republican, a Republican and a Republican: “It sure does. In 1984, Bruce Springsteen stopped Ronald Reagan from using Born in the USA. I remember in 2000, Tom Petty did a cease and desist for a song I Won't Back Down for George W. Bush.”

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