Monday, September 05, 2005
The Latest according to SOHH.com:
Kanye West's first week sales are expected to reach the 900,000 mark following the super producer's off-the-cuff rant about the president during MSNBC's recent Concert for Hurricane Relief.
Last Thursday, early reports indicated that West's Late Registration was poised to scan between 800,000 to 850,000 units in its first week. But today, reports show that Late Registration is headed towards 900,000 units sold, after Kanye's scathing remarks about the president were broadcasted to millions during the MSNBC telethon and later re-broadcasted across the internet and news media.
And yet the Left and most of the news media continue to treat Kanye's rant as if it came from a long time political activist, instead of a man who just happens to be putting out a new album. I'm a fan of Kanye's music, so yes I will be buying his album. And that decision was made waaay before "George Bush Doesn't Like Black people"--a ridiculous, untrue comment if there ever was one if last year's "Anybody But Bush" faction were able to look beyond their own hatred for the man and the party he represents.
Unfortunately, West's comment and the huge amount of support given to it will only contribute to our downfall. The notion that so many people would naively buy into the rant of a man with a product to sell, a man who has never displayed any sort of political bent, a man who didn't (and still hasn't) use ONE SINGLE FACT to back up his statements, can only serve to show just how desperate we are.
And at the end of the day that's the saddest part of all of this.