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NBC Refuses To Air This Dixie Chicks Ad

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Clearly forgetting that they're a card-carrying member of the Liberal Press, NBC has decided not to run thirty second spots, such as the one above, to promote the Dixie Chicks' new documentary "Shut Up And Sing" -- a film, ironically, about the struggles the 'Chicks encountered after they dared say that they were ashamed that the president was from Texas.

Claiming that they "cannot accept these spots as they are disparaging to President Bush", NBC almost incites the public to see the film -- which is playing at the AMC Century City at 2:45pm, 4:30pm, 5:25pm, 8:05pm, 9:40pm, 10:50pm, 12:45am. Other than some special Sneak Previews, LA and NY are currently the only cities showing the film, which will be officially released next month.

Speaking of the Dixie Chicks Contest, congratulations to Amy and Gina, who won two tickets each to see the Chicks play at Staples on November 24, a concert that's suddenly even more interesting in the wake of this blow to free speech.

Expect Shut Up And Post dot com suddenly to become a hugely popular blog as the struggle between corporate fear and free speech rattles on.