It’s a dark day for music lovers in Canada. This week the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council announced that a hit from the mid 1980’s has been deemed unfit for broadcast on Canadian radio stations.
Money For Nothing
The classic rock song in question is Money For Nothing, by British rockers Dire Straits. The ruling states that due to a complaint from a listener of CHOZ-FM in St. Johns, Newfoundland an investigation was launched based on his outrage of hearing the word faggot three times in the twenty-five year old song.
The word faggot has apparently become a lightning rod as the council states in the official ruling that even if the word was at one time acceptable it has evolved and become unacceptable in most circumstances in today’s society.
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Tagged Banned Music, Bill Flanagan, Canadian Broadcast Standards Council, Canadian Values, censorship, CHOZ-FM, Defiance, Dire Straits, Dire Straits Banned, Don't Stand So Close to Me, Jerry Springer, Jimmy Swaggart, K-97, K-97 Edmonton, Lola, Lou Reed, Mark Knopfler, Money For Nothing, Money for Nothing (song), Money For Nothing Banned, Murder By Numbers, Rick Mercer, Scott Thompson, Speak Against Censorship, St. John's Newfoundland and Labrador, Sting, Take a Walk on the Wild Side, The Kinks, Voltaire
I have been torn now that spring has arrived here in Winnipeg about something that I feel has been swept under the carpet for far to long. As my co-workers and close friends will tell you I have spent many hours debating the merits of exposing what I consider to be Winnipeg’s dirty little secret. Thus I feel I must expose my adopted home town in the tradition of such groundbreaking Canadian news programs as 22 Minutes, and it’s one time host Rick Mercer.
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Tagged 22 Minutes, April 1, April Fools Day, Asian Carp, Canadian Seal Hunt, Environmenal Groups, Invasive Species, Joke, PETA, Rick Mercer, Seal Cull, Seal Hunt, Seal Massacre, Slaughter, Snakehead Carp, Winnipeg