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Traveller

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BBC wimps...
« on: Nov 19, 2020, 07:40:50 PM »
BBC Radio 1 will not play the original version of Fairytale of New York by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl this Christmas, because its audience may be offended by some of the lyrics.

The station said young listeners were particularly sensitive to derogatory terms for gender and sexuality.

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Raven

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Re: BBC wimps...
« Reply #1 on: Nov 19, 2020, 07:44:57 PM »
Awwwww the poor wee diddams.

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Re: BBC wimps...
« Reply #2 on: Nov 19, 2020, 07:56:24 PM »
According to my newspaper three months after the subsidy was scrapped 1.4 million over 75s have yet to pay for their TV licence. Looks like the 1.4 million are the only people left in the country with balls.

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« Reply #3 on: Nov 19, 2020, 08:03:07 PM »
I doubt the BBC will persue the money. They won't want the adverse publicity. They won't say a thing hoping not to encourage more to hang on to the cash.

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« Reply #4 on: Nov 19, 2020, 08:29:09 PM »
BBC Radio 1 will not play the original version of Fairytale of New York by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl this Christmas, because its audience may be offended by some of the lyrics.

The station said young listeners were particularly sensitive to derogatory terms for gender and sexuality.

Groan....


 I think it's one of the best Christmas songs, most of which I dislike, ever written and the Pogues and Kirsty Macoll's performance of it is unrivaled. It'll always be on my play list..

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« Reply #5 on: Nov 19, 2020, 08:32:38 PM »
I don't recall ever hearing it in shops now I come to think of it. Might be wrong.

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« Reply #6 on: Nov 19, 2020, 09:03:16 PM »
I'm not sure that many people know the lyric, other than the chorus..Easy to read with the song playing..Just another NY story..
https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/pogues/fairytaleofnewyork.html


and the song..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pv0hlbWpa1w

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« Reply #7 on: Nov 19, 2020, 10:31:23 PM »
Not a lot wrong with that apart maybe " faggot "  :):):) It's a good sing-a-long song !

Jacqueline

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« Reply #8 on: Nov 19, 2020, 10:31:53 PM »
Censorship at the Biased Broadcasting Corporation again.  I shall get my CD with it on and play it good and loud.

Apparently its faggot they object to, so they said on TV this morning, one word in a great song, what has this country come to, being offended is the new national sport, but what gets me is those who decide whats offensive on others behalf.

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« Reply #9 on: Nov 19, 2020, 10:42:37 PM »
Poor old Beeb..That it stoops so to garner nowt but disdain from the folk that most use it.. It's sad but I no longer feel an allegiance to or with it.

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« Reply #10 on: Nov 19, 2020, 10:59:42 PM »
Never mind the Beeb, what about Ghanian Televison  ?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3a8ZW63bHwc&ab_channel=OptusSport

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« Reply #11 on: Nov 19, 2020, 11:32:36 PM »
 ;D ;D Very chucklesome..He somehow reminded me of the taxi driver that got confused with some expert and ended up on live tv being interviewed as that expert.. ;D

Jacqueline

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« Reply #12 on: Nov 20, 2020, 10:54:26 AM »
Never mind the Beeb, what about Ghanian Televison  ?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3a8ZW63bHwc&ab_channel=OptusSport


It seems OK to have a black TV presenter on Ghanian TV, I wonder if they have woke idiots telling them they should have a white man?

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Re: BBC wimps...
« Reply #13 on: Nov 20, 2020, 12:09:51 PM »
I thought the song was crap but banning it is wrong!

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« Reply #14 on: Nov 20, 2020, 10:56:05 PM »
I HATE that song with a furious passion.
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