JIM TREACHER: Michael Stipe not a fan of ironic subtext. “What are the odds that Michael Stipe actually knows whether or not it was unlicensed and unauthorized? Every time* an artist mewls about a song being used by evil wingnuts, it turns out that the song was licensed. Stipe can whine about it all he wants, and Fox can comply or not, but it’s all just for show. Everybody hurts sometimes. Especially when their own songs are used to mock their beloved idols. But hey, it’s not the end of the world as we know it!”
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