Texas Governor Greg Abbott Blasted For Sharing Fake Garth Brooks Story: “Go Woke, Go Broke”

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Bad look Governor…

Stories around Garth Brooks have been all over the internet over the past few weeks after making comments regarding the beers that would be served at his new bar coming soon to Nashville.

Long story short, Garth said that his bar would serve all kinds of beer, including Bud Light, and that the “assholes” who didn’t like it could go elsewhere.

“Yes, we’re going to serve every brand of beer. We just are. It’s not our decision to make.

If you come into this house, love one another. If you’re an a**hole, there are plenty of other places on lower Broadway.”

Of course, things are getting looked at much more closely after the Bud Light Controversy that has divided Americans on one thing I was sure we’d always be able to come together on (cheap domestic beer), but regardless he finds himself in the middle of an issue he seemingly was trying to avoid.

But it wasn’t just articles about his actual comments that were circulating. There were a fair number of satirical ones written as well which fabricated things just to stir up some clicks.

One of those fake articles was published by The Dunning-Kruger Times (named for the effect which causes people to believe they’re good at something they’ve never done) and directly states on their “About Us” page that”

“Everything on this website is fiction. It is not a lie and it is not fake news because it is not real. If you believe that it is real, you should have your head examined.”

One of their most recent satire articles said Garth was booed off stage in less than two minutes at the 123rd annual Texas Country Jamboree in Hambriston, Texas, insinuating that his recent Bud Light comments were the cause.

Obviously, this was not true.

The Texas Country Jamboree is not a festival (do festivals even go on for 123 years?) Hambriston is not a town in Texas. And the rabid fanbase of G certainly did not suddenly turns their backs on the man they’ve idolized for decades.

Alas, none of the above information made it’s way to Texas’ highest office and Governor Greg Abbott, who responded in a since deleted Tweet

“Go woke. Go broke. Garth called his conservative fans. “assholes”. Good job Texas.”

As you may expect, Twitter was brutal…

Tough scene…

Maybe this is a good reminder to all of us that we shouldn’t fall for every bit of information we scroll by on the internet.

I find myself guilty of this too often, so I’m just thankful it was Governor Abbott who gave us all an example of why it matters… and not me.

But hey, congrats on the business climate:

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock