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Bullied Joe McElderry And Biblical Rage Against The Machine Are Both Second Rate Christmas Hits

by | 18th, December 2009

rage-against-the-machine JOE McElderry v Rage Against The Machine is the big Christmas fight. Can Simon Cowell’s sense of entitlement to the Christmas No.1 be undone by an internet campaign to get Rage Against The Machine’s In The Name Of to the top spot? (Join the debate .) Will a big hit encourage RATM to reform ?

But on the Mirror’s front page news that Cowell is upset:

“MY RAGE AGAINST THE BEEB MACHINE – Cowell accuses Beeb of bias in Xmas fight for No.1”

This would be the bias in which BBC Radio Five host Shelagh Fogarty ended an interview with RATM by advising listening: “So buy Joe’s records”?A “source”, possibly in Cowell’s marketing department, pops up to say:

Most of the radio phone-ins and coverage on the chart battle seems to be about Rage. Simon is not upset about losing money or anything like that. He just wants Joe to have a fair chance and an opportunity to get a debut No1”.

On the bright side, Joe not getting a fair chance the TV show, the tabloid push not being enough to hoist McElderry’s watery version of another singer’s recent song to the top –  should mean that he’s able to play the victim. Look out for Joe arriving on Britain’s Got Talent to say how he was bullied in a web campaign and this is his

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