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Sunday, April 14, 2013

BBC Won't Ban "Wizard of Oz" Tune Used To Refer To Mrs. Thatcher's Passing

The BBC says it will not forbid the playing of the song "Ding! Dong! The Witch is Dead!" or ignore its rise to popularity on music charts in response to the death of former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. BBC Radio1 controller Ben Cooper said the network would treat the song's popularity as a news story (link to a NYTimes story). More here  from the BBC from the BBC website on the debate over the song.

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