05.13.14

In WhiteManistan …

Posted in Ted Nugent, WhiteManistan at 1:31 pm by George Smith

… Ted Nugent, sounding not very good, at the NRA convention in Indianapolis. His appearance was embargoed. And the fact that it was made off limits to the press is some indication that Nugent’s public speech and his now regular association with the words “racist” and “bigot” in mainstream news has started to have consequences for his business as a rock n roller.

In the last two months, he’s lost two dates on his summer tour, one on July 4th in Longview, Texas, and one on August 5th at the Clark County Fair in Washington. Both came as a result of his calling the president a “subhuman mongrel.”

To avoid having to pay Nugent, the Clark County Fair used an interesting tactic — an option to cancel a show if the performer was playing somewhere else close-by in the same general time frame.

Writes a newspaper opinion columnist:

[A MoveOn petition protesting the show] got the attention of fair organizers, who promptly canceled Nugentís appearance. Something about a Radius Protection clause and the fact that Nugent is playing shows Aug. 2 and 3 in Tacoma. Good explanation ó except that it rings hollow because the group Night Ranger is playing the fair one night after appearing in Albany, Ore.

2 Comments

  1. Ted Jr. said,

    May 16, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    If Ted Sr. was as intellectual as his self perception, would he not just want to STFU in order to keep his income stream (concerts) going rather than giving these closed door sessions where someone somewhere sometime will likely record one of these rants and he will invariably upset the wrong person or group at which time his ability to make a living might come to a crashing halt?

  2. George Smith said,

    May 16, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    I suspect that was the reason for the embargo. He’s lost two gigs. It could easily spread because now, if you survey the news tabs, his name is constantly linked to “racist.” His summer tours are heavily depending on bookings in venues that are “family friendly,” not places for people who go nationwide sounding like members of the old Ku Klux Klan. Free speech, yessir. But he’s engaged in business and that changes everything.