USA: ‘Crash into me, baby!’

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Crash into me, baby: America’s implicit music censorship since 11 September
by Eric Nuzum

“Freedom has been attacked, but freedom will be defended.”
These were the words of President George Bush shortly after the September 11th terrorist attacks on the United States. Bush went on to say that the terrorists “cannot touch the foundation of America” and “we go forward to defend freedom.” Despite Bush’s rhetoric, the actions of the U.S. government demonstrated a slightly different tact for protecting the American way of life.

Read about 9/11 and music censorship in “Crash into me, baby: America’s implicit music censorship since 11 September” – a chapter from ‘Shoot the Singer! Music Censorship Today’ (Freemuse/Zed Books, May 2004), written by Eric Nuzum.
Reproduced with kind permission from the author and Zed Books.

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See also our 9/11 section

Eric Nuzum / Parental Advisory: Music Censorship in America

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