I can’t imagine the folks in Appalachia grooving to iWilli’s “Yes We Can” video. They are probably watching re-runs of “I Love Lucy” on TV sets with rabbit-ear antennae and listening to “The Grand Ole Opry” on Saturday nights on WSM-AM radio – the king of Appalachia media.
And they more than likely won’t watch Obama’s inauguration speech, which is sure to be a humdinger. But I can imagine that the majority of Obama’s ardent young, post-racial, post-Appalachia supporters watching their president’s inauguration address on their computers – the media of choice of a new, young, educated generation — not the media of choice in Appalachia.
If the moonshine wears off and I can find my shoes, I might respond. Better yet, I extend an invitation to Mr. Warner to visit Knoxville and Appalachia.
Photo: Mountaineers and farmers trading mules and horses on “Jockey St.,” near the Court House, Campton, Wolfe County, Ky. (Library of Congress photo taken by Marion Post Wolcott in 1940.)