CBC, ‘The Ocean’ & ‘QM/FM’ Join the Ban on ‘Baby It’s Cold Outusde’

by David Friend / The Canadian Press. as published by the Victoria Times-Colonist

TORONTO — “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” is getting a chilly response from Canadian radio stations.

CBC Radio said Tuesday it’s joining at least two other broadcasters in the country, Rogers Media and Bell Media, in pulling the controversial Christmas favourite out of their rotations this year.

The move comes as the duet, written back in 1944, faces renewed scrutiny over what some say are inappropriate lyrics in the wake of the #MeToo movement.

CBC spokeswoman Nicola Makoway said the public broadcaster would remove the song at midnight Tuesday with “no plans to play it going forward.”

Earlier this week, Cleveland radio station WDOK-FM announced it would no longer play the song in response to listener feedback. Some took issue with lyrics where one singer is trying to persuade the other to stay inside, with exchanges that include, “What’s in this drink?” and “Baby, don’t hold out.”

Bell Media spokesman Scott Henderson said the company, which runs two 24-hour Christmas stations in Vancouver and Ottawa, chose not to include the Christmas tune on its playlists this year.

“The song wasn’t scheduled for airplay on any Bell Media Radio stations and there are no plans to play it in the future,” he said in an emailed statement.

Rogers Media also runs a number of all-Christmas music stations, including 98.1 CHFI-FM in Toronto and 98.5 CIOC-FM in Victoria. Spokeswoman Caitlin Decarie said the broadcaster also removed the song this year, but declined to outline how it reached the decision.

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What is wrong with this song?

Bing Crosby and Doris Day in the original recording of “Baby Its Cold Outside”

 

 

Published on December 4, 2018 at 1:44 pm by Ron Robinson

Comments

December 4, 2018 - 2:10 pm

Charles

I would suggest these “broadcasters” to pull up the lyrics. Read them .. the song is a classic tune for Christmas. Scrooge fits the bill for you people …
What about the “bullying” by Santa on the reindeer? That next? … can’t believe in this day and age what is happening …


December 4, 2018 - 2:27 pm

Rob

Good grief!! What’s next? Banning the song Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer as it apparently promotes bullying?? This is getting ridiculous


December 4, 2018 - 5:07 pm

gIL MCCALL

What a bunch of b.s. Surely they have more important things to be concerned about. And besides…baby it is indeed cold outside.


December 4, 2018 - 6:35 pm

13

CBC Ocean, QM FM please accept my unqualified thanks. Thank you for showing me what a spineless bunch of left wing drizzle you put on air. Please be certain to stop reporting any news that some listeners might find objectionable.
To the CBC its a shame that the Harper government didn’t pull your funding.
I expect all of you to carefully screen any music that might offend anyone.
Trudeau salutes all of you. Sucking up for some of his media bailout cash?


December 5, 2018 - 2:25 am

Les H.

GUTLESS! SPINELESS! The song is a fun, flirtatious Christmas Season song. It represents NORMAL PEOPLES MINDS! It hi-lites that what was meant to be normal, fun, flirtatious boy chase girl/girl chase boy mindset of notably here in this song a youthful, vibrant and healthy male/female society.

The TERMINALLY OFFENDED, now have reached a point in our what was once wonderful, zest filled with all the greatness of western world and in the male/female world of fun and hopefully love finding society, HAVE AS THEY ARE, THE TERMINALLY OFFENDED NOW OFFEND ME!

I just wish they would all EFFING DIE!

The weak mindedness of our media and such today to cave this P.C. shite is sad and pathetic. ARE THERE ANY PEOPLE OF CHARACTER LEFT TO DEFEND THE GREATEST SOCIETY TO EVER GRACE THIS EARTH? THE WESTERN DEVELOPED WORLD. THE ONLY SOCIETY TO ACHIEVE GREATNESS!

Listen folks, the greatest lie ever told was that the Devil does not exist! HE DOES! Lucifer is behind the tearing down of all western world values, from toxicity of feminism and it’s soy boy white knight allies, to the politicizing of LGBT (please note, not the normal social tolerating of such) to even pushing of pedophilia, to never ending drivel of victim class of all none western cultures with islam crying like stuck pigs the most, to the pushing of destruction of the heteronormative western nuclear family. Satan is in the minds and souls of all who are near zombie like seeking our destruction.

Our tolerance to be so tolerant of others is only aiding our demise. DIVERSITY IS NOT A STRENGTH BUT A POISON THAT KILLS SOCIETIES! It is all a part of Marxist ideology which is a Satanic political ideology, just as well as the religion of peas is as well. Lucifer is lusting to bring these two abhorrent ideals to intersection and he will look to enjoy them eventually attack each other with hopes that they first destroy the only great human society God fearing, liberty embracing, free market working, western society.

COMMON THREADS, COMMON VALUES, COMMON HOPES ARE THE TIES THAT BIND GREAT SOCIETIES! From the individual and even valued differences of all we though find THE TIE THAT BINDS!

The Greatest Nation of the Greatest Society ever, the USA has this:

E pluribus unum (Latin for “Out of many, one”)

ARE WE GOING TO RISE UP AND STOP THIS ATTACK OR WILL WE FALL AND FAIL!?!


December 5, 2018 - 10:52 am

obiwan

https://www.redstate.com/brandon_morse/2018/12/03/veggie-tales-now-racist-according-sjws-course/

Fascism is alive and well and it’s all coming from the Left.


December 5, 2018 - 11:08 am

George in Richmond

Ironic isn’t it. The song came out at a time when North America was at it’s most puritanical in the modern age.

I don’t care. The Dean Martin version is featured on my Christmas music playlist. If it offends people, great.

Then again, I put some old James Last music on my playlist as when it plays on my car stereo system the album covers are shown on the multimedia screen. Yup. Titties! $hits and Giggles you know, I am quite happily married.


December 5, 2018 - 4:35 pm

BMCQ

Yet they totally give a Free Pass to Rap Hip Hop Music and the Despicable Culture it has created.

Beating and Abuse of Women, Celebrating Murder, Drug Use, Killing Police, Robbing Banks and Retail Merchants, and the rest of the Disgusting Rap Culture they embrace.

BTW – where are SJW PC Feminists on the Hip Hop Culture? Hiding Under their Desks I suppose.


December 5, 2018 - 7:23 pm

Bagoverheadguy

Great posts all.
BMCQ puts a nice red Christmas ribbon on it with references to rap & hip hop
In particular.
These stations might call the Denver radio station that received overwhelming support to continue playing “Baby it’s Cold…”.
Playing in Denver, banned in Cleveland & Vancouver…hmm.


December 6, 2018 - 4:57 pm

Terry

I agree with the “politically un-correct” folks above. Given the origins of the song, it displayed a sense of humour in an otherwise dark time. We could certainly use more of it in this dark period of time. Leave the song in question alone and do something about the songs that contain “explicit lyrics”.


December 6, 2018 - 5:13 pm

Bud

Emotionally and intellectually mature people don’t make a fuss about such things.


December 6, 2018 - 7:06 pm

13

Thanks bud wiser. Your pomposity is only slightly larger that you sophisticated persona.


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