Tigger: the Dixie Chicks comment was being almost ashamed of being TEXANS, not “Americans”, as usual, your statements are incorrect.
Zme: I roundly DID criticize MSNBC for the removal , as I supported the Chicks (the ONLY “country” album or CD I own was a Dixie Chicks CD I bought to support them in fact!), and have roundly condemned censorship or boycotting expression of free speech. As to being critical of some of that speech from either radical, or often stupid or crazy people, or just mean-spirited ones, Yes, I will be critical, but not take their right of speech away.
I may not like what they say, but I HAVE put my life on the line in combat to defend their right to say it! (My son and I share that view, and are both disabled veterans, when did the chickenhawks with big mouths and calling for suppression of opposers come forward? Rush? Oh, right, O’Reilly “fought” four wars with his PEN! What courage!!)