“Rich Men North of Richmond” is Oliver Anthony’s hit new song that describes how those globalist elites are sucking the wealth out of America, much to the detriment of everyone who lives here. It is a song that resonates with many Americans who feel left behind, if not intentionally destroyed, by the new, woke, and globalist economy.
As a result, the song has attracted the attention of a left-wing media quick to want to destroy it for making such points about the current system known, particularly in a way that so struck a chord with ordinary Americans.
Further infuriating the left is that the song has gone viral on every platform and, as a result, Anthony is blowing other artists out of the water, such as woke Taylor Swift. It even tops Jason Aldean’s “Try that in a Small Town,” the song conservatives had previously rallied behind.
And so the media attacks on Anthony and his working man’s anthem have increased in virulence, with outlets from Rolling Stone to Forbes doing their best to discredit the song, describing its tone as “right-wing” and the grievances in it as untrue.
Fox News Channel’s Kayleigh McEnany called out those attacks on the song as being “out of touch” during a recent broadcast of “Outnumbered,” saying that the varied list of terms the media has used to denigrate Anthony and his new song show the media creatures to have no connection to the American people and their worries or grievances.
Making that point, McEnany said, “According to the media, this is a viral right-wing anthem. It’s offensive, it’s fat-phobic, it’s controversial, it’s championed by the right, it’s obscure. He punches down. I can go on and on. But I mean, how out of touch can you be?”
She also pointed to a specific example, noting that globalist companies have shut down their manufacturing centers in the United States to ship factories to Mexico, putting American men out of work to raise profit percentages by a few points.
“You’ll remember the Carrier workers who lost their jobs. A man in a corporate suit stood up and he said to them, the best way to stay competitive and protect the business for the long term is to move production from India and Indianapolis to Mexico. And the video went viral,” she said.
She then noted that it is former President Donald Trump to whom people are turning to deal with the horrific situation as described by Anthony in “Rich Men North of Richmond,” as he’s the one who stood up for those Carrier workers when the global elites just wanted to toss them aside to make a quick buck.
“You just see the absolute horror on the faces of these employees. And amazingly, one of the only Republicans to ever mention it was Donald Trump, specifically the Carrier workers. And on the Democrat side, it wasn’t Hillary Clinton talking about the Carrier workers. It was Bernie Sanders. Both hitting the same note, and I think that sentiment is alive and well today,” McEnany said.
McEnany wasn’t the only one on “Outnumbered” to speak about the song and describe why Americans agree with Anthony’s depiction of the state of things in the country. Fox News medical contributor Dr. Janette Nesheiwat did as well.
Dr. Nesheiwat said, “One of the reasons that he said he wrote this song was not for fame, not for glory, but he was feeling a sense of mental illness, depression and anxiety because of the state of our economy. And so many Americans resonate with that.”
Continuing, she made a similar point about Anthony as McEnany did about Trump, saying that Anthony is rocketing to the top because he’s the one who is speaking about the problems real Americans are having in a nation run by rapacious elites.
“That’s why he shot up to number one, because he understood and acknowledged the pain, the suffering and the struggling that so many Americans are dealing with on a daily basis. he is a voice for all of those who aren’t able to express what they’re feeling, what they’re going through, and be able to say, we need change now,” she said.
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