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Oct202011

Gawker Gets FOX News/Adam Levine Twitter Fiasco All Wrong

  

REVIEWING THE NEWS: We'll criticize FOX News as often as the next website, but Gawker's most popular writer totally missed the mark on taking Adam Levine's side in he and the network's Twitter brouhaha.

By Kenny Herzog

Only a man this absurdly self-involved could possibly allow FOX News to out-wit him.


In case you were busy stomping on the bloodied corpse of a receantly deceased global tyrant, you've probably caught wind that Adam Levine stirred up trouble this week when he Tweeted at FOX News, requesting that they "don't play our music on your evil fucking channel ever again. Thank you." If so, then you know that in response, Red Eye's Levy Tweeted back at Levine: "Dear , don't make crappy f*cking music ever again. Thank you." 

Clearly, FOX News got the better of their counterpart here. It's Levine's right to disassociate his music from a conservative network, but the forum and decorum he chose for his message were juvenile and cowardly. And frankly, while we're no fans of Levy, his rebuttal was pretty much perfect and deserved. Rimshot, touche, etc.

Surprisingly, fresh-faced Gawker TV scribe Richard Lawson, who's well-known for his very funny recaps of shows like the Real Housewives franchise, sees the exchange differently. In an article he posted earlier this afternoon to the popular celebrity-driven blog, Lawson derides Gutfeld and Levy for lacking maturity in their response to Levine's initial taunt and mocks the wannabe-edginess of their remarks last night on Red Eye itself, when Gutfeld and Levy feigned ignorance toward Maroon 5's music, before playing a snippet and dismissing it as "crap."

First of all, Gutfeld and Levy are right. Secondly, there's nothing "edgy" or righteous about Levine's Tweet. In the years since his he and his bandmates paraded around under the Weezer-lite auspices of Kara's Flowers (presumably because Gin Blossoms was taken), Levine has successfully transformed into a blue-eyed modern rock-'n'-soul pinup, a wannabe-Daryl Hall without the Philly street cred. His measley, Tweet-and-run attempt at campainging for artistic integrity was just silly and sad, and perhaps even a lame ploy to loosely connect with the proletariat fever incited by Occupy Wall Street. And even FOX News could see that. The fact that Lawson couldn't shows that sometimes, it helps to be objective. Or it could just be that, a la Perez Hilton, celeb-bloggers/humorists just have shitty taste in music.

 

IN OTHER WORDS: For us, Levine and Levy kind of cancel each other out. Literally, actually. Why all the Lev-on-Lev hate?

ADAM LEVINE'S NEANDERTHAL TWEET: 1/10

FOX NEWS' PUNDITS IN GENERAL: 1 PERCENT/10

ANDY LEVY'S SHOT BACK AT LEVINE: LOL/10

WISHING ADAM LEVINE TOOK A PAGE FROM BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN'S BOOK OF PROTECTING YOUR MUSIC FROM UNSAVORY USE: JOHNNY 99/10

NOT HAVING THE BLOODY GADHAFI PHOTO ATOP OUR NEWSFEED ANYMORE RATING: Blech/10

 

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