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Elvis Costello might marvel at the irony overload in the Mail and Telegraph

by | 21st, March 2013

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THE BBC has censored Elvis Costello’s lyrics to Oliver’s Army . The word “nigger” has been erased. The media is up arms. How very dare the BBC mess about with the music:

The Daily Telegraph :

BBC 6 Music criticised for not understanding the meaning of Elvis Costello’s Oliver’s Army after removing a line featuring the word ‘n—-r’.

James Lachno laments to removal of the line  “one more widow, one less white n—-r“.

The irony continues in the Mail :

BBC digital radio station censors ‘One more widow, one less white n****r‘ lyric in Elvis Costello hit Oliver’s Army

Paul Revoir writes: It has been played in full thousands of times and without causing

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