Oh, say can you sing?

Lip synching is a form of fraud, unworthy of an inauguration

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We agree with those who say there are infinitely more important things to be talking about than whether singer Beyonce faked her singing of the National Anthem at the presidential inauguration.

But to say it doesn’t matter at all is to say that virtually nothing matters anymore. And we reject that categorically.

After several weeks of debate in which experts were even called in to determine whether Beyonce was indeed lip synching, she finally ended the mystery and admitted she did – but promised she would actually sing it live for Sunday’s Super Bowl.

It probably never would’ve been an issue if Beyonce’s performance hadn’t been universally celebrated as outstanding.

“Beyonce Sings Stirring National Anthem at Barack Obama Inauguration,” a People magazine headline blared.

“Beyonce hits a high note with her moving national anthem,” read another in the Daily Mail of London.

Sorry if you think this is much ado about nothing – but a U.S. presidential inauguration is one of the biggest stages in the world. And what she did was perpetrate a hoax – and admittedly because she hadn’t rehearsed enough.

Frankly, we think performers – particularly at paid concerts – ought to be required by law to announce if they’re lip-synching. To do it without telling fans is nothing short of fraud.

Some of us remember lip synching to songs in grade school talent shows.

That’s where it belongs.

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carcraft
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carcraft 02/02/13 - 07:47 am
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Of course it dosen't matter

Of course it doesn’t matter ACES, this is Obama and his people, get on board. 4 Americans and a US ambassador dead, lies spread for weeks and the Secretary of State says " at this point it doesn't matter" in front of the US Senate. 300 Mexican citizens dead, 2,000 guns illegally given to drug cartels, one US law enforcement officer killed Obama blocks the investigation by crying executive privilege and the press yawns because it doesn't matter! Unemployment higher than when Obama was elected four years ago, gas prices double, the economy in retraction and the media ignores it, it just doesn’t matter. So Please ACES get on board the Obama express because it just doesn't matter!! Beyonce is the least of not mattering! You do not want to end up having the most ignorant news consumers like Fox News and being disqualified as a news source by actually questioning illegal, unethical or fraudulent acts by this administration and it's supporters do you?

Riverman1
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Riverman1 02/02/13 - 07:55 am
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Obama probably lip synchs his

Obama probably lip synchs his speeches. He just mouths what the teleprompter says and an audio plays.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 02/02/13 - 09:12 am
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Fake

I am willing to bet there a lot more about Beyonce thats fake as well.

curly123053
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curly123053 02/02/13 - 09:13 am
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Fake.......

This just goes to show just how fake our government is...........from their actions to their thoughts!

Riverman1
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Riverman1 02/02/13 - 09:17 am
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JTF, maybe so, but she can't

JTF, maybe so, but she can't fake those legs.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 02/02/13 - 09:31 am
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River

She needs strong legs to hold the rest up.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 02/02/13 - 10:03 am
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I read where a Saudi prince

I read where a Saudi prince paid her one million to sing at his birthday party. Imagine a million and what we could do with it. We could have nude dancers on the coffee table while the Super Bowl was going on.

Jane18
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Jane18 02/02/13 - 10:16 am
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Phony? Fraud?

Surely no one really expects more from you-know-who and his entourage...........................

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 02/02/13 - 10:41 am
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Singer

Yep, I saw the communication that the President himself sent to Beyonce: Ms. Knowles, there is nothing that I can do to please my distractors. So please lip synch the National Anthem so we can watch their heads pop off. If you sing flawlessly, they will say you tried to show up the band, if you make a mistake they will say you are just like me, you hate America and ruined our National Anthem. So Ms. Knowles, you are "damned if you do and damned if you don't."

End of communication.

rademi
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rademi 02/02/13 - 10:42 am
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Beyonce

Really! Really! Hello-she was lip-synching to her own voice, not someone else's voice like you do in grade school. THAT would be fake.

Jon Lester
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Jon Lester 02/02/13 - 11:21 am
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The whole thing was fake.

The Sunday inauguration was the real one, as per the Constitution, which does not call for any amount of flourish, and most certainly does not invite controversies over who'll give the benediction.

LillyfromtheMills
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LillyfromtheMills 02/02/13 - 02:02 pm
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I'll come to the party

But ya'll have to dance hehehehe

Bizkit
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Bizkit 02/02/13 - 02:06 pm
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What is amazing is likely her

What is amazing is likely her child and Kim Kardashian's illegitimate baby will be superstars of fame just by birth and having no talent or intellect.

LillyfromtheMills
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LillyfromtheMills 02/02/13 - 03:04 pm
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Heck

John Roberts had a hard time pronouncing him president-

Darby
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Darby 02/02/13 - 05:28 pm
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"Obama probably lip synchs his speeches"....

.... No but he almost certainly lip synced his oath of office. Why else would he feel free to violate it at every turn?

Darby
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Darby 02/02/13 - 05:30 pm
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"Really! Really! Hello-she was lip-synching....

...to her own voice"

And for some unknown reason, to you, that makes it just fine and dandy!

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 02/02/13 - 06:34 pm
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Last word on Beyonce

If Beyonce's child becomes famous and rich it will most likely be because of what Forbes magazine has noted: Her dad JayZ is a businessman; you know the kind conservatives like; a job creator! It's a shame someone would make a negative prediction about a child who is barely a toddler yet.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 02/02/13 - 07:05 pm
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How is being famous a

How is being famous a negative prediction. It isn't against them but a society that takes a teen who makes a sex video and she becomes a reality TV star.

shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 02/02/13 - 07:12 pm
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You folks know nothing

After being in the music business most of my life I can tell you that lip syncing is nothing new. You people act like this is some kind of new thing and then have the gall to put a political spin on it.

I am not a Beyonce fan at all. I don't care for her but there was absolutely nothing wrong with what she did. If you don't have time to rehearse then don't take the chance.

If you've ever seen a music video then you've seen lip syncing. NONE are done live. Lip suncing goes back to the days when music was first recorded.

Do you really trhink Elvis or the Beatles sang live on Ed Sullivan? The beatles in shea stadium. All lip syncing.
Are you folks that gullible to think that performers sing live when they're also dancing? Never happen.

What irks me is that some of you folks think that lipsyncing and Obama go hand in hand. Make something political out of something that goes on in the music business all the time.
Small minds at work here.

Hey I'm no Obama lover but when it comes to the music business leave him out of it. There's all kinds of things you can be mad at Obama about.

This ainb't one of them.
Goodness some of you folks are petty.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 02/02/13 - 07:28 pm
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I read somewhere that

I read somewhere that Michelle was doing some lip synching over it.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 02/02/13 - 09:54 pm
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Beatles

Lip synching on the Sullivan Show?? No they didn't.

Darby
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Darby 02/02/13 - 10:29 pm
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"there was absolutely nothing wrong with what.....

...she did. If you don't have time to rehearse then don't take the chance."'

There would be nothing wrong with it if she, or anyone else there, had announced that that was what she was doing. She didn't really need to be there, did she?

Darby
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Darby 02/02/13 - 10:34 pm
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Next time we have a hostile action, don't ....

.... send the troops. They've done the job before. "...don't take the chance" After all, we know they can do the job. Just send the after-action reports from the last mission.

KSL
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KSL 02/02/13 - 10:43 pm
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Ever watch Ed Sullivan's

Ever watch Ed Sullivan's lips? He grossed me out as a grammar school student. And I had no idea why.Lolo

Bizkit
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Bizkit 02/02/13 - 11:24 pm
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Must depend on the genre of

Must depend on the genre of music because in my musical experience never have I seen a singer lip sync jazz or operatic.

Patty-P
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Patty-P 02/03/13 - 01:19 am
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I don't know why people are

I don't know why people are making a huge deal about this. This isn't the first, and won't be the last time someone lip sings at an event such as this. We all know Beyonce' can sing, and I'm sure had there not been extenuating circumstances, she would have performed live.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 02/04/13 - 12:21 am
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Agree with Patty

Much ado about nothing. It comes under the category of "who cares" IMO.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 02/04/13 - 12:21 am
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Agree with Patty

Much ado about nothing. It comes under the category of "who cares" IMO.

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