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Canada Bans Dire Straits Song, Money For Nothing

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Dire Straits ``Money For Nothing`` deemed too offensive for Canadian radio.
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Hits: 15015 | Favorites: 2 | Emailed: 0 | Rating: 2.5 | Category: News & Politics | Date: 01/13/2011
 
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Ontario
Male, 18-29, Canada
 231 Posts
Sunday, May 22, 2011 8:46:29 PM
wth? I still hear it on the radio

Simcoe
Male, 30-39, Canada
 127 Posts
Friday, January 14, 2011 2:42:05 PM
@Volsunga Read the posts, the CBSC is not a government agency, but a council made up of private broadcasters in Canada. They are the ones that asked that member stations edit the song. So it could air, as is on the public broadcaster, CBC.

Linkenberger
Male, 18-29, Canada
 1166 Posts
Friday, January 14, 2011 2:12:26 PM
Man, this is like my favorite oldies song. Not because of the faggot reference -though I still sI am a racist! a tad when I hear them say it- but because I think the opening guitar solo is one of the best ever. Right up there with Crazy Train.

wheresmyskul
Male, 40-49, Western US
 248 Posts
Friday, January 14, 2011 12:37:19 PM
I have always said that you don't have to be a homosexual to be a faggot. I have a couple of friends who prove that statement.

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17359 Posts
Friday, January 14, 2011 11:53:09 AM
The band Dire Straits is anything but bigoted. The whole song was sarcasm aimed at people that think making it big as a band is easy.

Unfortunately most people didn't get the gist of the song. The repetitive line "I want my MTV" is why it became so popular.

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