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Op-Ed: Canada attempts to ban Dire Straits' hit song 'Money for Nothing'

By Joie Maccarone     Jan 13, 2011 in Entertainment
Ottawa - The award-winning song “Money for Nothing” recorded by Dire Straits during the 1980’s and played on radio numerous of times since its release is now deemed unacceptable for Canadian listeners, according to the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council.
Why? Because last year one listener from St. John’s N. L. who heard the song while it was being played on CHOZ-FM radio station didn’t like the word “faggot.”
The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council believe the song is not politically correct because it contravenes the human rights clauses of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters’ Code of Ethics and Equitable Portrayal Code.”
The panel is only willing to have the song “Money for Nothing” played on radio if the song was edited.
I suggest this listener not pick up the novel Cabbagetown Diary written by Juan Butler because it uses such words and “queers” and faggots”.
I suppose all books and music written and recorded prior to PC catering to everyone’s sensitivities should now be burned, banned and trashed?
Perhaps it's time to rethink PC.
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