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UK DJ fired for calling Queen's speech boring.

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posted on Dec, 30 2009 @ 08:28 AM
The following story is a seasonal reminder on the elite's power over the media:
'DJ sacked for pulling plug on 'boring' Queen
Posted 57 minutes ago
Updated 58 minutes ago

A British radio presenter has been sacked after he pulled the plug on Queen Elizabeth II's traditional Christmas Day speech, telling listeners it was "boring".

Tom Binns has lost his job at Birmingham radio station BRMB after a number of listeners complained over his interruption of the monarch's traditional December 25 broadcast to Britain and the Commonwealth.

"Two words: Bor-ring," he said on air as he stopped the broadcast, before quipping "from one Queen to another..." as he put on Last Christmas by pop duo Wham, featuring openly gay singer George Michael.

Binns explained that the incident occurred after the Queen's Speech - a decades-old tradition still watched by millions of Britons and others every year - came on at a point when he had expected a regular news bulletin.

"I was working on my own on Christmas Day, I'd even had to let myself into the studio. After the guy before me finished, we should have taken the news from Sky, and then my show would start," he said.

"But instead of the news, we got the Queen's speech. I knew it shouldn't be there, but having never heard it before, I didn't know how long it was going to go on for.

"I'm not trained to make editorial decisions, but I decided to get rid of it and make a joke. I said, 'Two words: bor-ring'.

"I then went into an old riff about how people say the Royal Family are good for tourism, but the French beheaded theirs and people still visit France," before cueing up the Wham song, he said.

He added that one listener got really angry, "he sent me a message saying I should be sent to Basra and hoped I'd get killed by a roadside bomb... but other than that almost all the texts we received were in support of what I'd done."

The radio station's parent company, the Orion Media Group program, said the DJ's comments were "inappropriate", adding: "We do not condone what he said in any way, whether said in jest or not.

"Tom will now not be featuring again on our radio stations," said its program and marketing director David Lloyd.

Binns added: "Nobody would have tuned in to hear the Queen's speech; and I tried to deal with it in a funny way. After all, they employ comedians to make jokes."

- AFP'

It appears that war propaganda may never be interupted, even if it appears "accidentally". It does make one wonder who ultimately owns the media.

[edit on 30-12-2009 by halfoldman]

posted on Dec, 30 2009 @ 08:38 AM
i'm sure he'll have grounds for unfair dismissal. The Queens speech is boring, not really up for hearing the ramblings of the elite on my Christmas day. You shouldn't have to be subjugated to another recording. I would have done the same as the DJ and then asked for a letter from the Queen about how she felt that I no longer had a job as a radio DJ.

posted on Dec, 30 2009 @ 08:55 AM
Off with his head !! seriously though, he was only saying what everybody else thinks. Give him a knighthood....erm...oops

posted on Jan, 6 2010 @ 02:59 AM
reply to post by halfoldman

I always wondered why when the Sex Pistols sang "God save the Queen...the fascist regime" people kicked in their TV sets.
This queen is obviously connected and NO JOKE.
Icke is right!

posted on Jan, 6 2010 @ 07:52 AM
ummmm... freedom of speech?

posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 09:14 AM
reply to post by kepler

Sure - he also has the freedom to be fired for disobeying his management. If he didn't want to play the message, then he shouldn't have even started. To start, then stop, will leave some folks in the lurch, which is actively harming their listeners' perception of the station.

Free speech doesn't protect you from your own speech, it only ensures your speech will not be stifled.

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