SLIPKNOT’s COREY TAYLOR Slams Mainstream Media: ‘Editorials Are Being Treated Like Fact’

On the next episode of his “A Series Of Bleeps” radio show on Apple Music’s Beats 1, SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor sounds off on the polarizing political climate in America as our country gets ready to elect a new leader. “Let me tell you what I believe…” is how he starts several talk breaks going from how the media spins stories for more views and not actual information to what he thinks ought to be everyone’s right in this country. Helping to illustrate his opinions, he plays tracks from METALLICA, MEGADETH and RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE to highlight this political-leaning show.

Taylor says (hear audio clip below): “Fundamentally, the federal government is a little more shrouded, because there’s so much red tape that you have to get through, to wade through before you can find out what the hell is going on. And that’s the rub, that’s the dichotomy. As open and as bountiful as information is in 2016, between the social media and the Internet, we really don’t know what the fuck’s going on, do we? We really have no idea. Because everyone’s got a story. Whether it’s Fox News or MSNBC, nobody has the straight shit, because editorials are being treated like fact. And that’s the problem. There has to be a straight line that people can come back to. Because editorials are treated as mantra and treated as fact, now you have this weird thing where both sides of the political coin have their own group of experts, quote-unquote, who will take information and twist it to their benefit, no matter what it is. There is no base, there is no touchstone to come back to, to look at things in a pragmatic manner. So because of that, there’s no way to keep people honest. There’s no culpability.”

The seventh episode of “A Series Of Bleeps” is scheduled to air on Wednesday, April 13 at 7:00 p.m. PDT, with an encore airing on Thursday, April 14 at 6:00 a.m.

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Taylor told U.K.’s Metal Hammer magazine that he has started to “do some pre-work” on his next book called “America 51”. The book, whose title is a play on Area 51, the most famous military institution in the world that doesn’t officially exist, will deal with “just how batshit crazy my country is right now, in good ways and in bad ways,” he said.

The singer published his third book, “You’re Making Me Hate You: A Cantankerous Look At The Common Misconception That Humans Have Any Common Sense Left”, last July.

The book acts as a commentary on society and pop culture said to be in the style of the late George Carlin.

Taylor promoted the book with a combination of bookstore events and a solo tour which were one-of-a-kind shows featuring readings from the book, acoustic performance, and audience discussion.

Source: Blabbermouth

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