Some wise advice from a music blogger at Fairfax…see MSM have blogs too.
Funny works, nasty backfires.
The bandÂ @PeaceÂ really screwed up. You only have to click on that Wiki link to see how they’re going to be remembered. They releasedÂ a song threatening to kill John KeyÂ - and then went into a swift panic, explaining that it was really all about mobilising young voters. The rallying cry included reference to sleeping with Key’s daughter. It wasn’t (quite) a statement of rape – but it’s a blunt and nasty use of the term, it’s a leading statement – “one of these days I’m going to f*** your daughter”. It could be very easily construed as a threat, an act of violence.
Musicians and writers love to claim that freedom of speech is so important – the band’s frontman Tom Scott has asked us to respect his right to express his disappointment in the leader of the country.
But he’s only killed one thing here – the credibility of the left; this just makes it far too easy for the right and any right supporters to (further) paint the left as a bunch of crackpots – conspiracy theorists, loons.