The Washington Post also displayed its liberalism overtly today in yet another harangue against country performer Toby Keith. Reviewer Joe Heim wrote:
It was much better than most contemporary country, but the evening was tainted by Keith’s egregious displays of reactionary folderol. As talented, funny and entertaining as Keith is, there can’t be any excusing his venomous jingoism in “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)” and the “Taliban Song,” both of which he sang Sunday. Whatever the original intent of these tunes, to continue to make them the focal point of his live performance seems craven and cynical.