TribLIVE

| News

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Pa. council members targeted over Toby Keith spoof

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

'American Coyotes' Series

Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.

By The Associated Press
Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, 3:12 p.m.
 

MOUNT JEWETT -- A borough councilman from northwestern Pennsylvania says he meant no harm when he spoofed of country music star Toby Keith's hit song "Red Solo Cup" at a recent community festival.

The Bradford Era reports Monday that Mount Jewett resident Jim Troutman wants Councilman Brett Morgan to resign. Troutman claims Morgan changed the lyrics to the song during the town's annual Swedish Festival last month to make an allegedly insulting reference to Troutman's trash-hauling business.

Morgan tells the AP he did change the song's lyrics to include the words "Red Roll-Off Truck," which Troutman says referred to one of his garbage trucks.

Morgan says he's sent an apology to Troutman but denied purposely insulting Troutman. Morgan says Troutman wasn't at the festival but was told about the song.

The song celebrates disposable cups commonly used at drinking parties.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. McCullers’, McLendon’s prowess in clogging trenches crucial to Steelers defense
  2. Steelers swap draft pick for Eagles cornerback
  3. Rossi: Looking at the next great Steeler
  4. After early criticism, Haley has Steelers offense poised to be even better
  5. Reds solve Cole, stave off Pirates’ 9th-inning rally
  6. Former South Park coach Loughran optimistic about Fox Chapel’s prospects
  7. Rainy summer delays paving projects in New Kensington
  8. Pirates notebook: New acquisition Happ more than happy to fill spot in rotation
  9. O’Neil jumps right in to AD duties at Kiski Area
  10. Roman Catholic Church in midst of culture clash over gays
  11. Penguins not alone in top-heavy approach to salary cap