The hand that feeds
May 31, 2005
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I used to be a big fan of Nine Inch Nails back when I was younger, but fell off the bandwagon as the years went by. They just put out a new album that is getting some good reviews, but I’m not too interested. They did manage to catch my attention however with this news story today about them backing out of their agreement to perform at the MTV Movie Awards because of a disagreement with MTV over whether or not they could perform with a picture of President Bush in the background for their single “The Hand That Feeds” which criticizes the war in Iraq. MTV, proving once again that it’s just a big corporate tool to feed advertisements to young people, would not allow the picture because it is “uncomfortable with their performance being built around a partisan political statement.” When did MTV get bought by Fox?
The best line of the interview is singer Trent Reznor commenting that “Apparently, the image of our president is as offensive to MTV as it is to me.”