That naughty kiwi Zane Lowe has caused a bit of an uproar in certain circles
by playing a track by Scor-Zay-Zee, a DJ and producer with Islamic leanings.
The track criticises the UK's relationship with the US, accuses the Royal Family of murdering Princess Diana and at one point says: "The queen lives in a house like Saddam Hussein. They're both rich so I guess they are one and the same."
Arguing the British Broadcasting Corporation shouldn't be giving airtime to such anti-establishment viewpoints, John Beyer, the director of Mediawatch UK (one of those 'taste and decency in the media' groups), told the Sunday Telegraph, simply: "The BBC should not be playing this song".
A spokesman for the Beeb defended the inclusion of the song on Zane's Radio
1 show. She told reporters: "It is a protest song and has been selected entirely on the basis of musical merit. The track is not part of the R1 playlist but has been spot played on the Zane Lowe show on Radio 1 at 10pm. The track has provoked strong opinions but no complaints and the lyrics represent the personal views of a particular artist, not those of the BBC."