Canada Lifts Ban on Dire Straits’ ‘Money for Nothing’ | Rolling Stone Music

Posted: September 5, 2011 in Classic Rock, news
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Canada Lifts Ban on Dire Straits’ ‘Money for Nothing’ | Rolling Stone Music.

This, to me is a bit of a mixed bag. Though I live in the US where we have free speech, I at the same time do not like for others to be hurt via hate speech. Period.

Now I will say this: I love the song Money For Nothing by Dire Straits. I am glad it is back on Canadian radio because I believe it is an overall good song that sort of mocks MTV. I am glad they are airing the censored version.

On the other hand, I am a bit anti-censorship. I maybe one of the few Christians that actually is this. I see it as this: censorship is a double-edged sword. If you give them one inch they will run a yard with it. They can use that double edged sword against anyone they want. Clear Channel did something like this shortly after 9/11 where they put out a list of songs that were suggested to not be played after the attacks.

Ultimately I think it should be up to the listener. If you don’t want to hear that song, turn off the radio.

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Comments
  1. Good article and straight to the point. I am not sure if this is truly the best place to ask but do you guys have any thoughts on where to hire some professional writers? Thanks 🙂

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