Radio & Television

CBSC backtracks on use of “other f-word” in Dire Straits’ song

OTTAWA – Canadian radio stations may once again play the unedited version of the Dire Straits song “Money for Nothing” after the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) relaxed its opposition to the “other f-word” contained in the song.The song, from the band’s 1985 album Brothers In Arms, includes three instances of the word “faggot”.  In January, after a listener complained to the CBSC that the word is discriminatory to gays, the CBSC’s Atlantic Regional Panel determined that the song breached broadcast codes, as did any radio station that played it.  The decision generated a wave of public criticism, which prompted...

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