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  1. #1 EPIC WIN!!! Fox News bitchslaps Michael Stipe and R.E.M. 
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    "R.E.M.'s 'Losing My Religion' was used in the Fox News coverage of the Democratic National Convention last night," the group wrote in a note posted to its website. "R.E.M. today, through its music publisher, Warner-Tamerlane Music, demanded that Fox News cease and desist from continuing its unlicensed and unauthorized use of the song."

    Added Stipe, "We have little or no respect for their puff adder brand of reportage. Our music does not belong there."

    Later, a Fox News Spokesperson responded to the band with a statement, saying, "FOX News Channel’s use of an R.E.M. song during Thursday’s edition of Fox & Friends was in full accordance with its license agreements with all appropriate parties. Nevertheless, we’re always flattered to have this much attention for a song selection and we hope R.E.M. was able to satisfy their publicity fix."
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    HA!!!!!
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    I am a REM fan and I have to say that that was great! Way to go Fox News. I am glad to see that they aren't taking any crap from anyone.

    I wonder what Greg Gutfeld said about it? Him slapping Maroon 5 around was epic ...

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    From what I've read, it sounds like "Losing My Religion" is one of the songs R.E.M. put out there for just about anyone to freely use.
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    Yeah..once your song enters the ASCAP/BMI license realm and someone pays to use that catalog, well, they're SOL demanding it stop. Unless R.E.M. wants to PAY Fox News NOT to play it..
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    For the most part, when conservative shows use popular music to convey a message other than the artist intended, it's nothing short of vandalism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    For the most part, when conservative shows use popular music to convey a message other than the artist intended, it's nothing short of vandalism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    For the most part, when conservative shows use popular music to convey a message other than the artist intended, it's nothing short of vandalism.
    You mean like throwing a crucifix in a cup of piss and calling it art?
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