Skip to comments.Thatcher-haters propel "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead" to #1 in Great Britain
Posted on 04/13/2013 10:14:18 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
An amazing example of the power and possibilities of social media. Thatcher haters in England have made the "Wizard of Oz" classic song "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead" the number one selling single in the country.
And the "munchikins" who appeared in the film are none too pleased:
Ruth Duccini, 94, and Jerry Maren, 91 -- who sang the ditty -- said: "It's terrible."
Saddened Munchkins said it was monstrous to hijack the song -- as the BBC fudged a decision whether to play it. Ruth, among those who sang the song in 1939's Wizard Of Oz, believes the campaign to get it to No1 insults Baroness Thatcher -- and threatens the legacy of the much-loved Judy Garland movie.
Speaking from her US home, she said: "Nobody deserves to be treated in such a way. When we were filming the movie no one intended it to be used in this way. I am ashamed, I really am."
And fellow Munchkin Jerry said: "It is shocking that the song is being used to celebrate the death of someone."
They spoke after it emerged that tomorrow's BBC1 Radio 1 Chart Show would not ban the 51-second song -- but nor would it play the whole track.
The Beeb is treating the campaign as a "news story":
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
Can you imagine the reaction if there was such hatred expressed at the death of liberal icons such as Ted Kennedy? I cannot believe these people, some of whom are so young that they weren’t even born yet when Thatcher was Prime Minister, are literally dancing on her grave. What was Thatcher’s “crime against humanity” that she deserves such vitriol at the time of her death????
Stalinists lie. Always. They lie to the yutes about the legacy of Thatcher and Reagan and seek to unleash ills of Socialism on the world.
leftists are all mentally deranged
Sickoes. What a bunch of sick units..... B-(
Ding-Dong! The Witch is Dead!--Glenn Miller & His Orchestra (1939)
They are scum. Here in the USA these types are known as Obama Voters.
I can see where a muslim country would not like her....
I hope Millwall fans give these people some serious injuries.
One comment on the youtube upload: "Tories are so gullible and dim that they don't realise that this is an ANTI-Thatcher song!" who knows used in movie The Iron Lady I think I read
I agree, and they are allowed to get away with it by conservatives. Conservative politicians, that is. They will, “with all due respect” or “we respectfully disagree” etc. voice their little prissy protests and think to meet their opponents in the marketplace of ideas, when their opponents
never even bother to show up; they are having to much fun and success out flanking the conservatives with every form of deception.
Ain’t Going to Work on Maggie’s Farm No More
As Machiavelli stated (and he was a genius): “Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.”
One day soon the Lord will prepare a table before her in the presence of her enemies.
The commie/socialist freeloaders love it.
What was Thatcher’s crime? She was a Conservative and decent human being.
In other words, the exact kind of person that deserves (in the left’s mind) utter hatred and loathing for all eternity plus 1 second.
Vicious, hateful people — so much for “enlightened” lovers of the Arts.
I do enjoy the current Doctor Who series on the BBC (no friend of MT), and note that the latest episode takes place on a Russian sub during the 80’s ... it wouldn’t surprise me that there will be a number of jabs at the then-Prime Minister. Under the circumstances, a dedication to Mrs. Thatcher would be a claasy move, but I’m not expecting it.