No more "Money for Nothing" in Canada??

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No more "Money for Nothing" in Canada??

Postby DarkJello » Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:20 pm

Someone please enlighten me r/t the following information:

Dire Straits' "Money for Nothing" can no longer be played in Canada in its original form since the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council has deemed the song offensive.

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/20 ... test=faces

You can watch a political version of the video here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RojRPQq2-Q

Or the real one, that is too offensive for Canada, at this site:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACGUasFWVsI

Is this PC gone amok? My tiny, barely functioning, repub heart feels it is. Thoughts? Observations? Other cool as beans songs censored worth mentioning? Thanks in advance.

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Postby GoodSam » Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:26 pm

Really? You can't use the word "f----t", but the Kardashians can discuss sexual toys and "manginas" during prime time? Some groups wield way too much power. Then again, the group feeling attacked here has much more acceptance and influence in the entertainment industry.
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Postby vison » Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:30 pm

Well, this Canadian is blushing with shame. What an idiotic ruling!!!!

I am struck dumb. :oops: Jeezus H. :x
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Postby DarkJello » Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:38 pm

vison wrote:Well, this Canadian is blushing with shame. What an idiotic ruling!!!!

I am struck dumb. :oops: Jeezus H. :x


I want to jump in here REAL fast before anyone thinks I am going after Canada. Nobody has arrived at that conclusion yet, so I want to be clear that I firmly believe this is squarely on the shoulders of the few individuals that made the ruling. Canada is like a good friend to me, while Mexico is a close cousin... or something like that. Point = I like the vast majority of people from both countries.

We have a PC crowd in America that I almost always disagree with as well.

I watched the video twice before posting this topic. They are NOT going after anybody with the word "F+=+=t", except for themselves. The "average joe" is complaining about rock stars, and the song was written by rock stars. If anybody should be mad, it would be rock stars...

Am I close to the mark, or way off?

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Postby vison » Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:44 pm

Oh, some idiot got his knickers in a twist. Or hers, as the case may be.

Must be a slow day in the Battle Against Evil Oppressors.

I just sent off a letter to the biggest DJ in Vancouver suggesting that he and his fellows raise a fuss over this.

It's so bloody stupid one is just struck dumb.

Almost. :)
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Postby GlassHouse » Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:26 am

I heard about this, yeah someone complained but wasn't the word on a banned list already?
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Postby basil » Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:16 am

So odd, that when most people can easily lip-read the naughties, we get a bleep, we get "F-word", "B-word", "N-word", when we all know what is meant.

Somebody drag out Carlin & Zappa.


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Postby basil » Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:17 am

Dee Pee.

Gee.

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Postby Swordsman_Of_The_Tower » Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:54 am

Exactly what fans of rap and urban music / sometimes metal/thrash metal have been dealing with for 15 years+.
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Postby DarkJello » Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:34 pm

basil wrote:Dee Pee.

Gee.

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I am not sure what you just said, but I guarantee somebody somewhere wants that "lyric" censored for content. :wink:

Sometimes these rulings are so silly all you can do is laugh.

Although vison's solution, a letter to the DJ's that be, is a groovy idea. :thumbsup:

Back to work... :|

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Postby oldtoby » Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:10 pm

Basil meant Dee Pee as in DP....Double Post. :wink:
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Postby Athrabeth » Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:04 pm

I wonder when The Pogues' "Fairytale of New York" will be banned/bleeped? :(

Just listened to a discussion on CBC Radio about this. They played the "acceptable" version of "Money for Nothing".....the entire verse was edited out, for heaven's sake!

I'm almost tempted to start up a Facebook page about this...........almost.

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Postby DarkJello » Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:49 pm

oldtoby wrote:Basil meant Dee Pee as in DP....Double Post. :wink:


Double what? Yeah, that is offensive! :shock: I cannot believe how evil this thread has become. :wink: Someone help us!!

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Postby tarathiel » Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:48 am

Fairytale of new york was censored a few years ago by the BBC but there was such a backlash about it it got uncencored :shock:
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Postby Lagniappe » Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:49 am

Have you all listened to much "modern" pop lately? We have a local radio station that caters to the college crowd, and sometimes I tune in. (I LIKE modern beats - what can I say?) but I don't know whether to laugh or cry about the fact that some of the songs have SO MUCH inappropriate content, that by the time they bleep everything out, half the song is gone! What is left makes no sense because several of the verbs, and most of the adjectives are excised!
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Postby Lord_Morningstar » Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:55 pm

Yeah, some songs just lose everything through censorship. I remember some talk of censored versions of N.W.A. (gansta rap) songs floating around – they must be missing at least one major word in every sentence.

On the subject of N.W.A., here’s a Rush Hour comedy sketch on this topic:Help the Police. He sings along to [expletive] the Police, but mutes the music and adds his own lyrics in the objectionable parts.
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Postby Faramond » Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:06 pm

I question the usefulness of a Broadcasting Standards Council.
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Postby vison » Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:21 pm

Faramond wrote:I question the usefulness of a Broadcasting Standards Council.


I question what they put in their coffee. :(
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Postby basil » Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:52 pm

Another thing Canada bans, eh?


http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/pol ... le1921489/


Canada's broadcasting regulator has abandoned its attempt to change a regulation that prohibits the dissemination of false or misleading news.

The decision from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission followed a meeting last week of Parliament’s joint committee for the scrutiny of regulations, which ended its 10-year bid to get the regulation to comply with the law.

The committee was concerned that the regulation violated a 1992 Supreme Court ruling in the case of Holocaust denier Ernst Zundel, which found that the Charter of Rights provision protecting freedom of expression meant a person could not be charged for spreading false information.

After ignoring the committee's letters for years, CRTC finally relented and said in December it would consider changing the regulation to apply only in cases when broadcasters know the information they are sharing is untrue and when it “endangers or is likely to endanger the lives, health or safety of the public.”

But the CRTC's call for public input on the proposal resulted in a tidal wave of angry responses from Canadians who said they feared such a move would open the door to Fox TV-style news and reduce their ability to determine what is true and what is false.


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Postby heliona » Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:04 pm

Good news. The ban has been lifted. :) Apparently someone finally saw sense. :D

Canada lifts radio ban on Dire Straits song
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Postby ToshoftheWuffingas » Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:22 pm

Is the inept and futile censorship of pop records a news story? I thought they'd been doing it for ever.
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Postby heliona » Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:02 am

ToshoftheWuffingas wrote:Is the inept and futile censorship of pop records a news story? I thought they'd been doing it for ever.


Everything's a news story nowadays. :roll:
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Postby portia » Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:38 pm

If the bleeping song offends you, turn the station and complain to the DJ, or VJ or whatever..

The people you are trying to "protect" probably use the word more than it is used in the song, or they are the people who would be offended and know better than to listen, anyway.

What a waste of effort.
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