Taylor Swift to debut new song during "Scandal" on Thursday, November 9th

Carla Harmon
November 9, 2017

AT&T is bringing Swift's fans a first-ever, intimate look at the creative process behind reputation with the release of the multipart series, "The Making of a Song". Fans would remember that Swift has made her opinions about ad-supported streaming platforms, saying that it is unfair to artists and songwriters.

Speaking on behalf of Herning and PopFront, whose slogan is "Culture + Politics from the Left Coast", ACLU attorney Michael Risher writes, "Mrs. Herning and PopFront will not in any way accede to your attempt to suppress their constitutionally protected speech". At one point in the accompanying music video, Taylor lords over an army of models from a podium, akin to what Hitler had in Nazis Germany. They've still got her shows, but they're not going to have any of her new ones. "The blog post is a mix of core political speech and critical commentary; it discusses current politics in this country, the recent rise of white supremacy, and the fact that some white supremacists have embraced Ms. Swift".

Swift's promotional activity for Reputation has been oddly limited; although each of the tracks that have been pre-released have done very well indeed. Swift's performance of this never-before-heard song will air during "Scandal".

Herning, who contacted the ACLU after receiving the letter from Swift's legal team, argued that members of the press shouldn't be "bullied" by lawyers or spooked into submission by legal jargon.

KQED reached out to several of these commentators. Swift that goes to great lengths to portray Ms.

This isn't the first time Swift tried to legally quell comparisons between herself and white supremacists. Swift's lawyer J. Douglas Baldridge sent Pinterest a stern letter, demanding the images be removed, but the social media network refused, BuzzFeed News reported.

But Herning thinks writers should learn to defend themselves.

When it comes to fan theories, we thought we'd seen it all.

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