Friday, January 14, 2011

The Tyranny of Nice

Is the name of a book written by my friend Kathy Shaidle about the hrc thought police. This attitude seems to permeate Canada's regulators. legislators and self regulators. The most recent nonsense:
( We are not the only ones to be always offended)

You may have noticed the global snort of derision when it became known that Money For Nothing, a 25-year-old Dire Straits song written by Mark Knopfler and Sting, has been ruled too offensive for Canadian radio play.

What’s interesting, apart from the simple lunacy of suddenly banning a tune that’s 25 years old and has already been played about a billion times, is the reason: A radio station in St. John’s received a complaint.

That’s all it takes in Canada: One person to take offense.


Update some radio stations are going to continuously play the song for an hour! One of the band members thinks its pretty silly!

I like the song so here it is!!
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Apparently Dire Straits already self censored they changed the word to queenie:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i would love to comment on this but i am afraid i would have to battle with the rcmp, hrcs, the cbc and all the c's in this stupid country.

I Support Lord Black