This week, we welcome a band that isn't known to a lot of Americans: Manic Street Preachers, out of Wales in the U.K. The Manics have had eight albums and ten singles in the U.K. Top Ten, yet are little-known in the U.S. It may be because they come from the left of the political spectrum, with song titles like "The Masses Against the Classes," "If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next," and--this week's video--"The Love Of Richard Nixon."
In fact, maybe this week's blog should be called "Richard Nixon, Framed," because the video is essentially a look at the career of the 37th American president. From the kitchen debate with Khrushchev to the opening of China to his resignation, we see Nixon at his highest and lowest.
Framed is absolutely apolitical, of course, so our captions--while amusing!--are sensationally even-handed this week. We do this as a service to both our nation ("Serving white people for over 200 years") and our readers ("They pay this guy?").
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