It turns out that Country Music Television’s left turn may be
even worse than I thought. A reader says he caught the tail end of a
CMT special on the Johnny Paycheck classic, “Take This Job and Shove
It.” The show apparently featured such country luminaries as Dan Rather
and Ralph Nader. Nader reportedly said that, given what corporations
had done to America under the Bush administration, the country was ripe
for another Paycheck-style hit. I didn’t see the show myself, and even
this reader only caught the tail end. So I’ll withhold final judgement.
But it at least begins to look as though CMT is being deliberately
politicized, and in the most overtly partisan manner. I want my GAC!