CBC Reinstates ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’

The Canadian Press

CBC is changing its position on controversial Christmas classic “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” after pulling the song out of rotation last week.

The 1944 duet will be back on two of CBC’s holiday streaming playlists where it had been removed, according to a statement sent Tuesday by head of public affairs Chuck Thompson.

Last week, two other major broadcasters in Canada said they would not play the song on the radio this year because some people take issue with the lyrics, in which 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.”

The public broadcaster initially said it would join Bell Media and Rogers Media and remove the song “in light of the times we are living in.”

Thompson said the decision to reinstate the song was made after overwhelming audience input, which was to include the song on playlists.

Those who still take issue with the lyrics should skip the song, Thompson said.
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Published on December 11, 2018 at 12:10 pm by boredop

Comments

December 11, 2018 - 12:23 pm

Terry

Now if other stations follow suit: chalk one up for the people.


December 11, 2018 - 5:34 pm

VancouverTVGuy

“Controversial”? Only according to liberal media outlets like the National Post (and don’t be fooled, the NP took a turn to the Left during the 2016 US elections and has remained there since, thanks to liberal SJWs infiltrating and taking over the formerly-conservative paper).


December 12, 2018 - 2:08 am

Les H.

WOW! CBC AIN’T TOTALLY BRAIN DEAD OR FULL OF VIRTUE SIGNALLING TO THE LIBTARD ALWAYS OFFENDED LEFTIST P.C. POLICE!

Now if the CBC would talk about and hi-lite the terrible UN Migrant Compact that F_ _ _ _ Face PM Trudeau has signed on as the douche identity politics, virtue signaler anti-Canadian, anti- Christian, anti-Western World jerk he is.

Only Max Bernier of the PPC can be trusted to pull, Canada out of an anti-Canadian /values, anti-Western world destructive UN compact.

EFF THE UN! President Trump should sign an Executive Order kicking it out of NYC to let it go to some self-hating pansy assed Euro nation. Then sell the UN building to his sons so that they can build another Trump Tower. 🙂


December 12, 2018 - 6:27 am

Bagoverheadguy

Holy mackerel….there is at least one lonely voice @ the CBC with some common sense!!!!


December 12, 2018 - 7:25 pm

mike

the days of radio stations playing 100% xmas music should end


December 13, 2018 - 11:45 am

George in Richmond

Yes, but CBC followed, it did not lead.

It will follow “we love 3rd world invasion” until people don’t, then it will change it’s tune

It will follow “globalization is good” until people don’t…. etc etc etc.

Worst of all, it is socially and politically compromised. It is not designed to educate, but to propagandize. The antithesis of what journalism is supposed to be and seditious in its role in democracy. They spew their pablum and platitudes, they hector those that have not drunk their Kool-Aid and by omission commit the Kafka-esque crime of un-personing people by not allowing their relevant and valid points of view on their broadcasts.

For example, how in the Heck can Vivianne Krause’s many years of legwork and dotting “i”s and crossing “t”s and making connection on foreign money supporting most of the so-called BC grass-roots environmental movements not be front-and-centre? It’s on Ezra Levant’s Rebel Media for Heaven’s Sake. And they call him Fake News.

The CBC has not lost it’s way. It is doing exactly what the government and Trudeau are paying it to do. And that is the problem.


December 13, 2018 - 11:52 am

George in Richmond

@mike. I won’t disagree with you. But we have been conditioned to accept it.

For example, try to argue against the notion that watching CBC had totally conditioned us to put on the “Yuletide Log Burning In the Fireplace” channel and watch it for a few hours.

I would bet that if during a CBC News segment, if Heather Hiscox cut-away to Katy Simpson out in the field somewhere, and they inserted the “burning log in the fireplace” instead, nobody would notice. In fact, ratings would probably go up.


December 14, 2018 - 5:50 pm

James Williams

The Left will be the downfall of the west!!!


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