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

by | 12th, April 2013


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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