(NationalSentinel) Maybe the music “stars” who made it a point to be very political and bash President Donald J. Trump during Sunday’s Grammy Awards show should have thought things through first before they took to the stage.
One by one various acts tore into the president, accusing him of the usual things – he’s a racist, a fascist, a bigot, a homophobe – none of which is accurate or demonstrable. But after all was said and done, now they have their hands out and would like for Trump to help them make more money.
President Trump’s political opponents in the music industry would like his help in at least one regard: The laws that govern who makes money off of music.
“The Recording Academy, together with America’s music makers, call on the president and Congress to help keep the music playing by updating music laws, protecting music education, and renewing America’s commitment to the arts,” Neil Portnow, the president of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, said during the 2017 Grammy Awards Sunday night.
The appeal demonstrated how the business side of the music industry will have to grapple with the reality of Trump’s victory, following an evening dotted with political attacks on Trump from the artists themselves. It was also a savvy attempt to use the spectacle of the Grammys as an opportunity to win grassroots political support for the artists’ running fight with the radio companies who broadcast their music.
Trump and Republicans in Congress could be bigger men and women than those who spent the evening throwing shade at all of them. But why?
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“What we need so desperately are more reminders of all that binds us together,” Portnow said. “Behind the extraordinary artists you see here on our stage are hundreds and thousands of unsung musicians and songwriters, producers, engineers — American creators, whose jobs suffer from outdated rules and regulations, some going back 100 years.”
This is like a neighbor keying your car in your driveway in a fit of anger, then asking to be invited to your next party.
There is nothing that “binds” Hollywood and the music industry to Trump and the GOP except irrational hatred. As we’ve always said, the Left’s grotesque hypocrisy knows no bounds.Click here for reuse options!
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