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July 16, 2015

DAILYKENN.com -- The predatory left is often blinded by its hype and hate.

A case in point is the storm of protests that continue to follow musician Kid Rock.

The five-time Grammy Award nominee refuses to remove the Confederate flag from his concerts.

There is a logical reason for his stubbornness: The flag hasn't been part of Rock's concerts since 2010.

We've also been informed that comedian Chris Rock refuses to remove the Confederate flag from his venues for the same reason.

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In May 2011, Kid Rock stepped up to a Cobo Center podium to accept a Great Expectations Award from Detroit's NAACP, describing himself as humbled and overwhelmed by the moment.

And that was the night, says a spokesman for the Detroit star, that Kid Rock quietly decided he would stop using the Confederate flag onstage.

Amid ongoing protests about Rock's association with the controversial symbol, his team spoke with the Free Press on Wednesday to address the situation. It was the first detailed response from the musician's camp since a group of Detroit civil rights protesters launched a campaign against Rock and tour sponsor Chevrolet on July 6.

"It's been more than five years since he's had that flag on tour," said publicist Nick Stern. "They're protesting something he's not even doing."

Stern's assertion aligns with observations from Kid Rock concertgoers interviewed by the Free Press.

Prior to the 2011 NAACP event — where flag protesters rallied outside — it had already been more than a year since Rock featured a Confederate flag in concert, Stern said.

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