Thatcher-haters propel "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead" to #1 in Great Britain

An amazing example of the power and possibilities of social media. Thatcher haters in England have made the "Wizard of Oz" classic song "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead" the number one selling single in the country. And the "munchikins" who appeared in the film are none too pleased: Ruth Duccini, 94, and Jerry Maren, 91 -- who sang the ditty -- said: "It's terrible." Saddened Munchkins said it was monstrous to hijack the song -- as the BBC fudged a decision whether to play it. Ruth, among those who sang the song in 1939's Wizard Of Oz, believes the campaign to get it to No1 insults Baroness Thatcher -- and threatens the legacy of the much-loved Judy Garland movie. Speaking from her US home, she said: "Nobody deserves to be treated in such a way. When we were filming the movie no one intended it to be used in this way. I am ashamed, I really am." And fellow Munchkin Jerry said: "It is shocking that the song is being used to celebrate the death of someone." They spoke...(Read Full Post)

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