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Gay slur in lyrics disqualifies Dire Straits hit from Canadian radio play (Unbelievable!)
The Globe and Mail ^ | 01-14-11 | Ottawa The Canadian Press

Posted on 01/13/2011 9:30:34 AM PST by mkleesma

The 1980s song Money for Nothing by the British rock band Dire Straits has been deemed unacceptable for play on Canadian radio.

In a ruling released Wednesday, the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council says the song contravenes the human rights clauses of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters’ Code of Ethics and Equitable Portrayal Code. A listener to radio station CHOZ-FM in St. John's complained last year that the song includes the word “faggot” in its lyrics and is discriminatory to gays.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: correctness; direstraits; duplicate; homonazism; homosexualagenda; homostalinism; homotyranny; political; politicalcorrectness; thoughtpolice
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Un-freakin'-believable
1 posted on 01/13/2011 9:30:36 AM PST by mkleesma
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To: mkleesma

That’s so gay.


2 posted on 01/13/2011 9:31:38 AM PST by truthkeeper ( God is great, beer is good, and people are crazy.)
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To: mkleesma

But he’s a milionaire.


3 posted on 01/13/2011 9:31:46 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: mkleesma

I’ve been meaning to pick up a Dire Straits CD...


4 posted on 01/13/2011 9:32:21 AM PST by nina0113
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To: mkleesma

Canadian radio??

the little faggots


5 posted on 01/13/2011 9:32:25 AM PST by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: mkleesma

When did faggot become a slur? Gay people say it all the time.


6 posted on 01/13/2011 9:33:24 AM PST by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: cripplecreek

He’s also got his own jet airplane.


7 posted on 01/13/2011 9:33:46 AM PST by Tulane
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To: mkleesma

I showed up at work this morning and the guys were talking about it, and we had just finished talking about the new cel phone ban (can’t talk and drive), then this comes up. I asked how much more we would take, then I said nevermind, we’re Canadians, we’ve been socialist so long we don’t know any better...but I still do, and this story is one of many reasons I’ve given up on this place. People think this is actually a good idea, very few people think like I do here, I’m not a national assest, I’m a liability.


8 posted on 01/13/2011 9:33:46 AM PST by Bulwyf
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To: mkleesma

...he’s got his own jet airplane...


9 posted on 01/13/2011 9:33:54 AM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: nina0113

I already own Brothers In Arms; guess it’s time to pick up the rest of their catalog!


10 posted on 01/13/2011 9:33:54 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Regulation without representation is tyranny.)
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To: mkleesma

So have they banned all rap music too?


11 posted on 01/13/2011 9:34:25 AM PST by what's up
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To: Tulane

And that’s his own hair.


12 posted on 01/13/2011 9:34:31 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Regulation without representation is tyranny.)
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little faggot:

13 posted on 01/13/2011 9:35:13 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: mkleesma
... complained last year that the song includes the word “faggot” in its lyrics and is discriminatory to gays.

Here's another perfectly good word -- "discriminate" -- that's being bastardized by the PC left. To discriminate means to make a distinction between one or more things. It does not mean "to say something that faggots don't like."

14 posted on 01/13/2011 9:35:22 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: mkleesma

I prefer “walk on the wild-side” You know, when she was a he etc.


15 posted on 01/13/2011 9:35:40 AM PST by tiger-one (The night has a thousand eyes)
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To: mkleesma

Money For Nothing


16 posted on 01/13/2011 9:36:10 AM PST by wastedyears (It has nothing to do with safety, and everything to do with control.)
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To: mkleesma

Well, that ain’t workin’.


17 posted on 01/13/2011 9:36:56 AM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: mkleesma
...just wait til they hear "Rednecks" by Randy Newman

or how about "Woman is the n-word of the world" by the late (and, to libs, sainted) J Lennon?

Oh boy.

18 posted on 01/13/2011 9:37:37 AM PST by Riflema
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To: mkleesma

I LOVE that song!

Always crank up the volume when it comes on.


19 posted on 01/13/2011 9:37:37 AM PST by digger48
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To: MrB

20 posted on 01/13/2011 9:38:03 AM PST by dfwgator
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