Nope it’s not just you.
"Fortunate Son" played at the #ConcertForValor? Of course. Leave it to Hollywood to insult those who serve on Veterans Day.
— Ted Newton (@Ted_Newton) November 12, 2014
Hey Bruce Thanks for Nothing. "Fortunate Son" at 'Concert for Valor'? It Ain't 1969 Dross. http://t.co/xYN5wY9r1V
— Navy Doc (@SereDoc) November 12, 2014
@SereDoc glad I'm not the only one who wondered about that song choice
— Karen Hart (@little_hart) November 12, 2014
The Weekly Standard weighs in:
Who would have thought that that Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl, and Zac Brown, accomplished musicians all, would be so, well, tone-deaf? But how else to explain their choice of song—Creedence Clearwater’s famously anti-war anthem “Fortunate Son”—at the ostensibly pro-military “Concert for Valor” this evening on the National Mall?
The song, not to put too fine a point on it, is an anti-war screed, taking shots at “the red white and blue.” It was a particularly terrible choice given that Fortunate Son is, moreover, an anti-draft song, and this concert was largely organized to honor those who volunteered to fight in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Anti-Military Anthem Played at 'Concert for Valor' http://t.co/hlAUuZS1kF "Unfortunate song." Song was CCR's “Fortunate Son”.
— Juke ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@Bama1Jag) November 12, 2014
"Fortunate Son" is, of course, a howl against conspicuous, aggressive patriotism. #ConcertForValor
— Dan Zak (@MrDanZak) November 12, 2014
Maybe I'm wrong but "Fortunate Son" doesn't seem like an appropriate song for The Concert for Valor. I'm having a hard time understanding
— Ed (@EdRadakovitz) November 12, 2014
Guess the Lefties just couldn’t help themselves. They never can.