The BBC’s decision to censor The Pogues is wrong…and entirely predictable

When Nick Cave takes the time to pen an impassioned defense of a song, you take notice. At least, I do.

The rock legend was roused into action earlier this week after learning of the BBC’s announcement that it would censor The Pogues’ song “Fairytale of New York” on Radio 1 out of an abundance of caution for the way younger listeners might receive certain lyrics.