The Raw Story | Axed Ted Nugent flipped out on paper; referenced Nazis
It all started when The Waco Tribune
's new owners laid down an alternate set of rules for their editorial page. Number one, more conservative views will be expressed. Number two, no more being mean. (That's a paraphrase.)
Ted did not like this.
"So I get this spineless, soulless anti-American Email from Carlos Sanchez, new editor of Waco Tribune
, listing new rules for my weekly Sunday feature telling me I cant [sic] criticize anyone, only recommend things, can’t have any negativity, only cute nicyness," he blasted on his Web site -- his online "Tedquarters," as he calls it.
That was all it took. At that point, The Waco Tribune decided to put Ted's column to bed.
In an editorial, Carlos Sanchez explained that direction had come from the publishers. Then he took a shot at the 'Nuge himself:
I must admit that Nugent’s rant angered me. Not so much because he was criticizing me — I get that all the time.
But because he didn’t have the courage to confront me directly.
In fact, his only communication with me was his expression of cooperation.
The irony of this disagreement with Nugent is that I have been one of his biggest defenders.