USA: Clear Channel is censoring Bruce Springsteen

This is a video of Bruce Springsteen‘s Radio Nowhere; the new single. Its lyrics are here.

From Crooks and Liars blog in the USA:

Clear Channel is attempting to silence Bruce Springsteen

By: John Amato on Tuesday, October 30th, 2007 at 3:30 PM – PDT

Here we go again. The Dixie Chicks redux! Bruce has the #1 record in all the land called ”Magic,” but Clear Channel has sent out a memo saying:

“Alas, there’s a hitch: Radio will not play “Magic.” In fact, sources tell me that Clear Channel has sent an edict to its classic rock stations not to play tracks from “Magic.” But it’s OK to play old Springsteen tracks such as “Dancing in the Dark,” “Born to Run” and “Born in the USA.””

Republican owned corporate media once again is attempting to silence progressive positions. I’m trying to contact Springsteen’s camp for a comment.

Howie Klein has much more:

Clear Channel is a big-time and very consciously right-wing power player with a goal of changing American pop culture. They have done all they could to stifle progressive voices and to dumb down and trivialize the culture.

Steve Earle: here.

The passing of Clarence Clemons, the longtime saxophonist for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, on June 18 deserves a comment: here.

More Clear Channel censorship: here.