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Headlines List of songs deemed inappropriate by Clear Channel following 9/11 Attacks

tzedek

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In the days following the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington, D.C., many television and radio stations altered normal programming in response to the events. During this period, a list of "songs with questionable lyrics" purported to be from radio conglomerate Clear Channel Communications to its subsidiaries began to circulate on the internet. The actual origin of the list within Clear Channel is not clear: some sources claim that a small list was initially generated by program directors at the Clear Channel central office, while others have described it as a "grass-roots" effort among the company's program directors who originated, shared and added to the list via e-mail exchanges. Similarly, the intent of the list is unclear: many versions of the list included text indicating that the songs had been "banned" from airplay, while Clear Channel representatives have consistently stated that the list was the result of informal communication between employees attempting to react appropriately to the situation and was never an official mandate from the corporation to its subsidiaries.








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_Kitana_

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Don McLean - "American Pie"

Q
All songs by artists beginning with the letter Q are banned!

Rage Against The Machine - all songs
ok ~ some of these songs i can understand. Others I can't
 

MaxPower

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_Kitana_ said:
ok ~ some of these songs i can understand. Others I can't
You can understand banning songs that don't violate any laws? I don't even know how to respond to that.
 

_Kitana_

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MaxPower said:
You can understand banning songs that don't violate any laws? I don't even know how to respond to that.
I didn't say I agreed with them. But two days after 9-11 to hear a song like "let the bodies hit floor... let the bodies hit the floor"

I think i can kind of understand their reasoning for chosening not to play it, but now to still have the list?
 

MaxPower

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I just think that we don't need to "shield" the people of our country from seeing/hearing things that might offend them. As long as it doesn't violate FCC laws, our people can decide for themselves if they want to listen. The on/off switch has 2 positions, and the radio dial goes from 88Mhz to 107Mhz.
 

_Kitana_

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MaxPower said:
I just think that we don't need to "shield" the people of our country from seeing/hearing things that might offend them. As long as it doesn't violate FCC laws, our people can decide for themselves if they want to listen. The on/off switch has 2 positions, and the radio dial goes from 88Mhz to 107Mhz.
well as a radio, t.v. owner the last thing you want is people not listening and watching. I can understand their reasoning for doing it max, i don't agree with it.
 

swizeguy

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I think there is no reason for that bullshit. That is one of our rights to be able to listen to what we want. They can do that. Anyone who agrees with it better check their rights. As far as im concerned they cant do that.
And most if not all of those songs were made long before 9/11 and therefore have no tie to them so there is further more no reason for it.
That right there pisses me right off. what the next?
 

_Kitana_

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swizeguy said:
I think there is no reason for that bullshit. That is one of our rights to be able to listen to what we want. They can do that. Anyone who agrees with it better check their rights. As far as im concerned they cant do that.
And most if not all of those songs were made long before 9/11 and therefore have no tie to them so there is further more no reason for it.
That right there pisses me right off. what the next?
there not telling you. You can not listen to it. They are simply chosening not to play them on their radio. There is a diffrents between respect and imposing on your freedom.

I don't agree with it, but I don't feel it my right to yell at them for chosing to do something with their radio station....

I can't see why they would still have the lsit now
 

swizeguy

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blah im just still in a bad mood about the spongebob thing... lol j/k but really it aggrivates me.. its not right. i dont see how that works in under respect.. and yes i think it is about time to drop the list
 

RageAgainst

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Black Sabbath - war pigs : AWESOME song

Rage against the machine : all songs... hahahahaaha!!!!!!! ridiculous
Rage against the machine owns.

Jimi Hendrix : hey joe : what the fuck is the link between 9/11 and hey joe?
 

Bullshyt

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_Kitana_ said:
I didn't say I agreed with them. But two days after 9-11 to hear a song like "let the bodies hit floor... let the bodies hit the floor"

I think i can kind of understand their reasoning for chosening not to play it, but now to still have the list?

Kinda ironic that they would do that considering the original singer of that band is dead as well.
 

Captain 151

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LMAO... Nena's 99 luftballoons? So now the communists are responsible for 9/11?

Also, I want to know why alien ant farms' smooth criminal was banned, but not Michael Jacksons?
 

gehtfuct

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Nena's 99 luftballoons? What?! That's bullshit maaan.
In an act of defiance,I'll just buy the CD.

:mfinger: Clear Channel Communications :mfinger: