Linda Ronstadt Booed for Fahrenheit Comments in Las Vegas

Via Electablog: Linda Ronstadt was performing at the Aladdin Casino in Las Vegas. At the end of her set, she praised Michael Moore and his Fahrenheit 911 film. She got cheers and jeers--and then the guy in charge at the Aladdin booted her out of the place, not even allowing her to return to her dressing room and get her belongings.

The Aladdin was never our casino of choice in Vegas. But now, we're demoting it further--to the same level as Slimfast.

Earlier today we were discussing whether journalists are more objective than bloggers. Check this out. The Associated Press only reports that Ronstadt got jeered. The Las Vegas Sun reports she got equal amounts of cheers and jeers.

From the AP:

Ronstadt's comments drew loud boos, and some of the 4,500 people in attendance stormed out of the theater. People also tore down concert posters and tossed cocktails into the air. "It was a very ugly scene," Aladdin President Bill Timmins told The Associated Press. "She praised him and all of a sudden all bedlam broke loose."

From the Las Vegas Sun:

Near the close of her performance, Ronstadt dedicated the Eagles hit "Desperado" to Moore, producer of "Fahrenheit 9/11," and the room erupted into equal parts boos and cheers.

We're heading over to ITunes to download some Linda Ronstadt songs. We listened to her with great pleasure for untold hours in decades past. It's the least we can do.

Update: Skippy gives the Aladdin a piece of his mind.

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