After facing the vicious and continual attacks of the woke press for his song, Oliver Anthony shot straight to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. While the elites and defenders of the oligarchic regime at the National Review and the woke writers at outlets like the Rolling Stone attacked the anthem of the blue-collar man, conservatives loved Anthony’s song and went all in on supporting it.
Thus, after “Rich Men North of Richmond” was purchased nearly 150,000 times while also being played over a half-million times on the radio and streamed even more times, Anthony was topping the charts and raking in a massive amount of cash, much to the disdain of those who hate what he and the song now represent.
Blasting the woke media for its attacks on Anthony and his song, Fox News Channel’s Laura Ingraham argued that the criticism is “venomous” and argued that the left is going so far to attack Anthony because it it used to having a total cultural monopoly and loses it whenever
“The venomous crew over at CNN is clearly seething over the breakout success of those establishing their own counterculture. The left is so used to having a monopoly aren’t they in music and in film, theater, even sports that they start to sputter and fume at any perceived encroachment by non-wokesters,” she said.
Continuing her blistering attack on CNN in particular, Ingraham argued, “Liberal commentator Oliver Darcy at CNN described Americans as ‘primed to loathe mainstream pop culture and the media that they’re willing to open their pocketbooks to champion their politics.’ Well, that’s true.”
That’s when Ingraham got to explaining how the left ruined the common, popular culture they once had nearly entirely in their control, saying, “Darcy went on to warn that Anthony’s success ‘could spell the end of a shared popular culture similar to how the advent of right-wing talk radio and Fox News ultimately spelled the end of a shared understanding of current events.’ Okay. A shared understanding of current events. A shared popular culture. What on earth is Mr. Darcy talking about? Now, someone needs to break it to the modern left. We did, at one point, have a shared culture and year by year, decade by decade, they mocked it, they trashed it, and ultimately, they destroyed it.”
Connecting the rise of Rush Limbaugh to the rise of Oliver Anthony, Ingraham next noted how the utter disaster that was leftist and mainstream news led to Rush’s rise, saying, “Eventually an opening was created for Rush Limbaugh and for Fox News.“
And, explaining why CNN and Hollywood, not to mention mainstream politicians, no longer have much of a cultural impact, Ingraham said, “Half of the country isn’t listening to those fools. They don’t like what is happening to our kids and schools and they certainly don’t like what is happening to our popular culture. They don’t trust Hollywood and don’t trust the news media and don’t trust politicians, frankly, in either party.“
And, adding that the collapse in trust of those then led to the rise of Rush and Anthony, she said, “What does this do? This opens the door to new voices in politics and new voices in the culture who want to create movement and, in this case, want to create music and then films, plays, and even businesses for the underserved. As for the consumers, what do they do? They boycott woke nonsense at places like Target, Bud Light, or they support outsider films like ‘The Sound of Freedom’ or musicians like Oliver Anthony.”
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