Does the BBC have too much U2 love?
- February 24, 2009 2:47 PM |
- By Arts Online
Illustration by Jillian Tamaki
With U2 scheduled to make a number of appearances on several BBC radio and TV shows this week to support the March 2 release of their new album, No Line on the Horizon, some observers are asking why Britain's public broadcaster is making such a big deal of it. Geez, it's only Bono! Numerous ads to drum up interest for the band's appearances are free publicity courtesy of the British taxpayer, detractors argue.
Should the BBC play it cool and advertise their programming with less enthusiasm? It's a good question. What I'd like to know is who's heading up the U2's Coming - Who Cares? campaign.
-- Flannery Dean
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