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Old 01-21-2011, 12:42 PM   #21 (permalink)
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CRTC asks for review of controversial ‘Money for Nothing’ decision


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Old 01-21-2011, 06:38 PM   #22 (permalink)
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It's a shame that the CRTC was blamed for this by anyone. I found them to be quite open to arguments against censorship when I had to defend my station against a complaint about a Lydia Lunch performance piece where she explicitly recreates scenes of being sexually abused as a teen. The biggest thing in my favor was that it aired after midnight, but even so they understood the full scope of my argument regarding context, and supported it.
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It's a shame that the CRTC was blamed for this by anyone. I found them to be quite open to arguments against censorship when I had to defend my station against a complaint about a Lydia Lunch performance piece where she explicitly recreates scenes of being sexually abused as a teen. The biggest thing in my favor was that it aired after midnight, but even so they understood the full scope of my argument regarding context, and supported it.
You used to work for a radio station? Huh. Seems a number of people around here did.
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You used to work for a radio station? Huh. Seems a number of people around here did.
Yep. SJ & I both did, too.
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I had a little 'radio station' when I was 15, when I 'stole' my stepfathers's CB. The antenna had a magnetic bottom, so I slapped it onto the window sill in my bedroom and broadcast from midnight 'till 2, just yammering on and playing tunes. It was freaking fascinating - listening to the truckers down in Texas get all excited about the Black Crowes shit I was spinnin'.
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Standards Council reverses itself, says "Money For Nothing" fit for Canadian radio - The Globe and Mail

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The regional Atlantic panel of the council ruled that the song contravened the human rights clauses of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters' Code of Ethics and Equitable Portrayal Code.

When a public backlash ensued, the CRTC asked the council to review its decision.

On Wednesday, the council released that review and said the original decision was correct in deeming the song inappropriate. But it added that the context of Money for Nothing must be taken into consideration.

“The (council) wishes to make perfectly clear to those persons who have commended the CBSC for its ‘brave' position regarding the disapproval of the hateful and painful term that it is not abandoning that position,” the decision states.

“It is only saying that there may be circumstances in which even words designating unacceptably negative portrayal may be acceptable because of their contextual usage.”

The song's writer, Mark Knopfler, has said that he was writing from the perspective of a “bonehead” whom he observed in a hardware store watching MTV, and reacting with disgust to what he saw.

The majority of the council's panel thus felt the song used the word satirically and not in a hateful manner.
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“This background information was drawn out of the public and provided to us and (we said): ‘Ah-a! Had the Atlantic panel had this information in the first place, it may well have come to a different conclusion.’
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very interesting indeed.
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Old 08-31-2011, 05:37 PM   #29 (permalink)
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That's the influence of the CRTC. They're all about context. And as ineffective as they are in general, they have a great tradition of supporting free, artistic expression.
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