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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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To: Vaquero
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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To: mkleesma

I think the Brits call cigarettes ‘fags.’


21 posted on 01/13/2011 9:38:04 AM PST by LadyShires
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To: mkleesma

So I guess they left Aerosmith’s song “Dude looks like a Lady” out of this ban.


22 posted on 01/13/2011 9:38:18 AM PST by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

“On The Night”...excellent as well.


23 posted on 01/13/2011 9:38:31 AM PST by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: mkleesma

So-called Western civilization is turning into a prolonged Monty Python sketch.


24 posted on 01/13/2011 9:38:45 AM PST by BuckyKat (Green is the new red.)
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To: mkleesma

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlPjxz4LGak


25 posted on 01/13/2011 9:38:49 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Baynative

Well, the answer is that there are many, many words which only certain people are permitted to use. Blacks can say the N word, but anyone else is is big trouble. You can have a Department of Queer Studies at a university, provided that it takes a positive view of the subject and is run by gays. But straights are not permitted to use the word.

The same with faggot. Only faggots are allowed to say faggot.

http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/hi-guys-im-a-faggot/463a70025d844d201294463a70025d844d201294-315969831036?q=I’m+a+faggot&FORM=VIRE7


26 posted on 01/13/2011 9:38:48 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: mkleesma

Do they allow the play of ‘Texas Love Song’ by Elton John?


27 posted on 01/13/2011 9:39:48 AM PST by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: mkleesma

There is currently a YouTube Video of Dire Straits doing this song where Mark Knofler changes the wording to “ see the Queenie “ in leiu on the word faggot , found that curious when I went there recently to match the meter used in the song which is slightly faster in the live version than the original studio recording . This Song really got a lot of people watching MTV in the beginning before they went totaly hip hop . Hip Hop is the lack of music IMO .


28 posted on 01/13/2011 9:39:52 AM PST by lionheart 247365 (-:{ GLENN BECK is 0bama's TRANSPARENCY CZAR }:-)
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To: Baynative

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

Maybe they were talking about bundles of firewood? Or cigarettes?


29 posted on 01/13/2011 9:39:54 AM PST by jessduntno ("'How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think." - Adolph Hitler)
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To: mkleesma

The radio stations in my town back then often ran an edited version of the song when it first came out. It would be “The little (dead space) got his own jet airplane” etc.

But I agree, it’s silly and more than a little disturbing when playing a particular song might get you in trouble with a human rights tribunal (which, I assume would be the consequence for playing a song in violation of Canada’s HR clauses).

I do wonder, though. Can Canadian radio stations still play The Door’s cover of “Backdoor Man”? /only semi-sarc.


30 posted on 01/13/2011 9:39:57 AM PST by DemforBush (I got three passports, a couple of visas. You don't even know my real name..)
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To: mkleesma

I want my, I want my M.T.V.

Now look at them yo-yo’s, that’s the way you do it
You play the guitar on the M.T.V.
That ain’t working, that’s the way you do it
Money for nothing and your chicks for free

Now that ain’t working, that’s the way you do it
Let me tell you them guys ain’t dumb
Maybe get a blister on your little finger
Baby get a blister on your thumb

We got to install microwave ovens
Custom kitchen deliveries
We got to move these refrigerators
We got to move these colour T.V.’s

The little faggot with the earring and the makeup
Yeah buddy, that’s his own hair
That little faggot got his own jet airplane
That little faggot he’s a millionaire

We got to install microwave ovens
Custom kitchen deliveries
We got to move these refrigerators
We got to move these colour T.V.’s

We got to install microwave ovens
Custom kitchen deliveries
We got to move these refrigerators
We got to move these colour T.V.’s

Look at that, look at that
I should have learned to play the guitar
[From: http://www.elyrics.net/read/d/dire-straits-lyrics/money-for-nothing-lyrics.html ]
I should have learned to play them drums
Look at that mama, she got it sticking in the camera
Man we can have some
And he’s up there, what’s that? Hawaiian noises?
Banging on the bongos like a chimpanzee
Oh, that ain’t working, that’s the way you do it
Get your money for nothing get your chicks for free

We got to install microwave ovens
Custom kitchen deliveries
We got to move these refrigerators
We got to move these colour T.V.’s

Listen here
Now that ain’t working, that’s the way you do it
You play the guitar on the M.T.V.
That ain’t working, that’s the way you do it
Money for nothing and your chicks for free
Money for nothing and chicks for free

Get your money for nothing, get your chicks for free
Money for nothing, chicks for free
Look at that, look at that
Get your money for nothing, get your chicks for free (I want my, I want my, I want my M.T.V.)
Money for nothing and chicks for free
Easy, easy

That ain’t working


31 posted on 01/13/2011 9:40:10 AM PST by jwalsh07
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To: mkleesma

I wonder if they are aware the man singing those lyrics is, in fact, gay.


32 posted on 01/13/2011 9:40:25 AM PST by circlecity
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To: mkleesma

A couple of years ago, my son and I were out for a walk and passed a yard where some teenagers were having a party with loud music. Hip-hop stuff. In the five minutes we were within earshot, I heard nearly every foul word and slur imaginable.

But we live in the Land of the Free, as opposed to the True North that used to be Strong and Free, and although I wished the teens had toned it down, and I don’t approve of what they were listening to, I wouldn’t dream of censoring it.


33 posted on 01/13/2011 9:40:40 AM PST by Southside_Chicago_Republican (Illinois has become California without the climate or the glamor)
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To: what's up

Is this really the Pandora’s box they want to open? There’s oh so much to be offended by. And they want to start with Mark Knopfler? Seriously?


34 posted on 01/13/2011 9:40:53 AM PST by ElayneJ
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To: Cicero; Baynative

P.S. First Department of Queer Studies in the U.S., with a list of other Departments of Queer Studies:

http://www.ccsf.edu/Departments/Gay_Lesbian_Bisexual_Studies/


35 posted on 01/13/2011 9:41:34 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: mkleesma

Wow, it took someone almost 30 years to discover the word faggot in the lyrics????


36 posted on 01/13/2011 9:45:09 AM PST by NRA1995 ("In [Mexican] border, we are asking, who are you?" President Calderon of Mexico)
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To: jwalsh07
What about 'Take a Walk on the Wild Side' by Lou Reed?

Holly came from Miami, F.L.A.
Hitch-hiked her way across the USA
Plucked her eyebrows on the way
Shaved her legs and then he was a she
She says, Hey babe
Take a walk on the wild side
Hey honey
Take a walk on the wild side

Candy came from out on the Island
In the backroom she was everybody's darlin'
But she never lost her head
Even when she was giving head
She says, Hey babe
Take a walk on the wild side
I Said, Hey baby
Take a walk on the wild side
And the coloured girls go
Doo do doo do doo do do doo..

Little Joe never once gave it away
Everybody had to pay and pay
A hustle here and a hustle there
New York City's the place where they say,
Hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
I said, Hey Joe
Take a walk on the wild side

Sugar Plum Fairy came and hit the streets
Lookin' for soul food and a place to eat
Went to the Apollo
You should've seen em go go go
They said, Hey shuga Take a walk on the wild side
I Said, Hey babe
Take a walk on the wild side
All right, huh

Jackie is just speeding away
Thought she was James Dean for a day
Then I guess she had to crash
Valium would have helped that bash
Said, Hey babe,
Take a walk on the wild side
I said, Hey honey,
Take a walk on the wild side
And the coloured girls say,
Doo do doo do doo do do doo

37 posted on 01/13/2011 9:46:13 AM PST by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: mkleesma

Wow, and they’re only 25 years too late.


38 posted on 01/13/2011 9:46:16 AM PST by Catholic Canadian
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To: mkleesma

BM


39 posted on 01/13/2011 9:46:49 AM PST by deadrock (Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. Philo)
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To: Bulwyf

“very few people think like I do here”

The USA is right behind Canada. We have more dumbed down liberal cretins then Carter has pills. Or was that peanuts?


40 posted on 01/13/2011 9:46:56 AM PST by Cisco Nix (Because the left is ugly and the right is beautiful.)
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To: mkleesma
What a bunch of pillow-biting rump-rangers.

IIRC, the verse in question refers to George Michael, who in fact IS gay, so in a sense, they're banning a song for telling the truth?
41 posted on 01/13/2011 9:48:19 AM PST by OCCASparky (Steely-eyed killer of the deep.)
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To: mkleesma

A bundle of sticks, a culinary term for herbs or seasoning, a style of embroidery, a kind of meatball, a cigarette, hard work and chores, or an unpaid servant for an older boy?

None of these sound offensive to me.


42 posted on 01/13/2011 9:48:23 AM PST by stuartcr (When politicians politicize issues, aren't they just doing their job?)
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To: Hoodat

Them coloured girls sing as good as the little faggot!


43 posted on 01/13/2011 9:49:30 AM PST by de.rm (Bang, bang, . . bang. Shhh=Bush, the elder, E. Howard Hunt, LBJ, Mrs, Edgar Hoover)
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To: MrB
“Light those faggots”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BiZdWhft1Q

44 posted on 01/13/2011 9:49:54 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: mkleesma
Dire Straits
45 posted on 01/13/2011 9:51:05 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: tiger-one

And remember, boys will be girls and girls will be boys. It’s a mixed up, muddled up, shook up world, except for Lo-la...L-O-L-A Lola, Lo-lo-lo-la-lo-la...


46 posted on 01/13/2011 9:51:42 AM PST by OCCASparky (Steely-eyed killer of the deep.)
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To: mkleesma

What about “les boys”?


47 posted on 01/13/2011 9:51:48 AM PST by jaydubya2
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To: mkleesma

Actually I’ve used this as a benchmark for how crazy political correctness has become, as back when it was produced in 1985 and hit #1 and won a Grammy, not a word was said about it.

The slippery slope has taken us to where we are in 25 years, and now the Canadians are making censorship retroactive.


48 posted on 01/13/2011 9:52:28 AM PST by bigbob
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To: mkleesma

I guess 99.9% of all rap songs must be banned in Canada too.

Political correctness is nothing more than squelching free speech. Eventually it’s going come to a head, most likely violent


49 posted on 01/13/2011 9:52:39 AM PST by Free Per the Constitution
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To: jwalsh07
That's a great song but I never could understand all the words. Certainly never heard the word "faggot", not that it would have mattered anyways.

The fagolae are just mean-spirited frustrated and ruinous people. Ornery, self-loathing mental cases. That is my definition of tolerance.

50 posted on 01/13/2011 9:53:11 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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