Wednesday, January 18, 2006


I got caught up in the spin. I noticed the headline, "Kelly Clarkson Won't Let Idol Use Songs", and I went for it.

In case you're not familiar with American Idol, Kelly Clarkson was the first winner in 2002. Yeah, I watch the show. It's fun to see them progress through the experience. Besides, the audition segments are like passing an accident scene: you can't help but look.

Anyway, the facts are that Kelly is not licensing her songs to ANYONE. But THAT wouldn't be a story. Unfortunately, many folks can't see past the spin. Now, for anyone who reads the story, Kelly will probably have a prima donna image in their mind whether or not that's true.

Where does the emphasis lie? Beware of the spin.

Sometimes people get elected to high office that way.

--Thanks for reading
Ron Harper

(update: Kelly said she will license her songs for this season's Idol...It still doesn't change the spin)

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