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Are Grammys Classier Than Oscars? Yes!

By | Monday February 12, 2007 @ 12:26pm PST

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How refreshing that the Grammys’ seated audience and backstage workers are classier than the Academy Awards’. When the Dixie Chicks won multi awards at last night’s 49th annual honors for their politically themed “Not Ready to Make Nice”, there was enthusiastic applause and cheers. Lest we forget, that’s a far cry from what happened in 2003 when Michael Moore won Best Documentary for his politically themed Bowling for Columbine. Some gave Moore a standing ovation, others jeers during his acceptance speech. “We live in a time with fictitious election results that elect fictitious presidents… We live in a time when we have a man sending us to war for fictitious reasons… We are against this war, Mr. Bush. Shame on you. Shame on you!” Boos were audible from backstage. As host Steve Martin told the crowd: ”The Teamsters are helping Michael Moore into the trunk of his limo.” I doubt they’d react the same way today knowing what we know now. Meanwhile, news reports today say traditionally conservative country music’s Music Row is not ready to welcome back the Dixie Chicks post-Grammy’s: those eyes are still closed.

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