“Burly-and-bearded country singer Trace Adkins ruffled all the usual feathers and bruised all the usual feelings when he dared to wear a Confederate battle flag earpiece in full view of gasping national TV viewers while singing “The Christmas Song” in the Yankee stronghold of Rockefeller Center on November 28. . . “
Note: I haven’t seen the new “Lincoln” hagiography.
I’m reading Chuck Thompson’s “Better Off Without ‘Em” right now. Thompson felt an instant bond with Mark Potok and Heidi Beirich when he visited Montgomery for the purpose of collecting evidence to prove that the United States would be better off without intractable Southern racism.