July 20, 2004

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CNN: Casino Ejects Ronstadt Over "Fahrenheit" Praise

Singer Linda Ronstadt was thrown out of the Aladdin casino in Las Vegas on the weekend after dedicating a song to liberal filmmaker Michael Moore and his movie "Fahrenheit 9/11," a casino spokeswoman said Monday.

Ronstadt, who had been hired for a one-show engagement Saturday night at the Las Vegas Strip casino, dedicated a performance of "Desperado" to Moore and his controversial documentary, which criticizes President Bush and the U.S.-led war in Iraq.

That dedication angered some Aladdin guests who spilled drinks, tore down posters and demanded their money back, said casino spokeswoman Sara Gorgon.

Guess Steve Earle and Joan Baez won't be headlining on the strip anytime soon, either. Amazing, isn't it, that our little 'land of the free' has become so openly intolerant of those who exercise their freedoms?

Posted by Gene at July 20, 2004 02:40 PM | TrackBack
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