70. "he's never apologized for calling him racist..because he didn't call him" In response to In response to 68
>because this > >> "My whole thing >>was the one-sidedness -- like Elvis icon status in America >>made it like nobody else existed." > >does not say that. It explains why he was angry, but it does >not indicate in any way that he didn't call Elvis a racist. >
him racist. He explained the context of what he said as being not about Elvis the person, but about the system or environment that exhalted him
>Speaking of context, though, if I recall correctly, that >interview was given to commemorate the 25th anniversary of >Elvis's death. That's obviously going to effect his language >and choice of words. It also would have been an ideal time for >him to say "hey, you know what? Everyone thinks I called him a >racist. But I didn't."
> >It's not a question of being an "Elvis supporter," and I'm >sure that a lot of people who only know Chuck from that quote >are asses. But Chuck's had almost 25 years to say, plain and >simple, that he didn't call Elvis a racist. As far as I can >tell, he never has. If a vast majority of people think he >called Elvis a racist, and he didn't, at some point he would >have given a straightforward answer. And given that chuck's >never been one to mince words, i think that says volumes.
again...he's never said that he DID call him one. The only way you get to that is by misrepresenting the intention of the line....which Chuck clarified his intention by saying that Elvis was not the target as much as he was the symbol of the target