Where’s the Accountability?

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"Where’s the Accountability?"

In the course of human affairs, people sometimes write bad songs. Indeed, we have no real idea how many bad songs are written and go unheard. But sometimes a really bad song becomes a widespread radio hit. And one dark summer, LFO’s “Summer Girls” was just such a song. A song that I believe to be the worst hit song ever recorded:

Alyssa Rosenberg offers something of an analytic take on what’s wrong with the referential lyrics here. But the larger issue that bugs me is how is it that there’s been no accountability for this atrocity? Why hasn’t Eric Holder launched an investigation into how this happened? Not just the writing and recording of the song, but its widespread distribution and airplay. A conspiracy so vast and so sinister isn’t something we can just overlook in the interests of moving forward.

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