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Old 01-14-2011, 08:53 AM
 
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Interesting.

Canada radio stations told to censor Dire Straits | Reuters
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Old 01-14-2011, 09:31 AM
 
Location: grooving in the city
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I heard this yesterday....if that's the case then almost everything on the radio should be censored. Some civil servants have way, way too much time on their hands....
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Old 01-14-2011, 09:40 AM
 
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This seems pathetic, 25 years after the song's release. Welcome to the PC prison that is North America.
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Old 01-14-2011, 09:47 AM
 
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meh, I've seen songs getting censored and even banned for less.
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Old 01-14-2011, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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I heard this yesterday....if that's the case then almost everything on the radio should be censored. Some civil servants have way, way too much time on their hands....
The CBSC is not a government organization, BTW...
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Old 01-14-2011, 10:27 AM
 
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The CBSC is not a government organization, BTW...
True that!

Here is the link to the CBSC decision.

[SIZE=2][SIZE=2]CBSC Decision*| CHOZ-FM re the song “Money for Nothing” by Dire Straits
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It's interesting that the news article mentions the fact that the word was used sarcastically, but the radio station at no time used this at a defense. Although I suspect, on this particular complainant, that argument would have fallen on deaf ears.

The complainant argues that the word 'was used three times' in the song, which I think is an irrelevant detail, since it was used in repetition in consecutive verses, ie. not at three separate times in the song, as in a refrain.

Also the complainant says the radio 'airs' the song unapologetically. Is the complainant suggesting that the song's play be prefaced by an apology? Would that make it acceptable to them?

Finally, I'm a bit confuds. The decision seems to have been made in October, according to the CBSC page. Why so newsworthy now, months later?
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Old 01-14-2011, 11:02 AM
 
Location: grooving in the city
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The CBSC is not a government organization, BTW...
Mea culpa, I forgot...In any case, they have way too much time on their hands.
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Old 01-14-2011, 11:04 AM
 
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This seems pathetic, 25 years after the song's release. Welcome to the PC prison that is North America.
Some of the time, this is so true.
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Old 01-14-2011, 12:10 PM
 
Location: The REAL WORLD.
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Years ago, when the song "The Stripper" was popular, it was banned by local radio station not by the local/state/federal government. Censorship exists at all levels.

Last edited by East Coast Wanderer; 01-14-2011 at 12:11 PM.. Reason: spelling.
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Old 01-14-2011, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Calgary, AB
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Canadian radio stations self censor, but at the threat of CRTC sanction... Pathetic... Just notch up another one for satellite radio, iPods, web radio, etc...
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