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The BBC bans Judy Garland: Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead (and so is Maggie Thatcher)

by | 12th, April 2013

WIZARD OF OZ

THE idiotic BBC has decided not to play the Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead, the tune from the Wizard of Oz reinvigorated by the anti-Margaret Thatcher. It will not feature on the Official Chart Show. All 51-seconds of it have been censored.

Radio 1 controller Ben Cooper tells the BBC:

 “The decision I have made is I am not going to play it in full but that I will play a clip of it in a news environment. When I say a news environment, that is a newsreader telling you about the fact that this record has reached a certain place in the chart and here is a clip of that track.

“It is a compromise and it is a difficult compromise to come to. You have very difficult and emotional arguments on both sides of the fence.

“Let’s not forget you also have a family that is grieving for a loved one who is yet to be buried.”

What an utter fool.

The BBC issues a statement:

“The BBC finds this campaign distasteful but does not believe the record should be banned. On Sunday, the Radio 1 Chart Show will contain a news item explaining why the song is in the charts during which a short clip will be played as it has been in some of our news programmes.”

The BBC has banned a 1939 song by Judy Garland.

The stupid, asinine campaign to get the song to Number 1 in the hit parade is now matched by the BBC’s idiocy in  seeing it as a political protest of meaning. Pathetic.

Says a fan of Galand’s: “To think that the BBC’s cowardly, heartless and brainless leaders should try to erase a talent like Judy’s from history is an affront to freedom…”



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