RE: missing the point
"So what, she can get up to what she wants and shove it on a myspace page
The problem was that brand & ross decided to have a go at a well respected pensioner because he couldn't appear on the show, just because she's a little alternative doesn't excuse the initial abuse"
You either haven't listened to the podcast or you didn't hear the same one I did, they didn't abuse him, they left some voice messages in which they got very giggly and stupid, then they rang again (big mistake on their part) and knob head Ross shouted out "he f*cked your granddaughter", then they hung up, then they rang again and in an extremely uncomfortable silly moment brand let slip the satanic slut members name.
Sach's complaint wasn't even the calls, it was that the BBC aired them when they asked and he said no. Then the papers started printing pictures and the granddaughter got involved.
Brand and Ross shouldn't have been suspended just because the media are sensationalising this whole thing, no matter how annoying people find them - and Brand shouldn't need to resign to try and save somebody elses skin either. At the end of the day, Sach's himself may have been offended, fine, and the producers were wrong in airing the skit after Sachs said no - but that is the producers fault, and the BBC should look at that problem, not the material itself.
At the end of the day, her alternative activities isn't a hobby, it's her job, she's posed for page 3 for gods sake, so how she can claim to be offended or say this has caused embarrassment is beyond me, the BBC should have some sort of protection for their employees when the complaining people are directly profiting from giving kiss and tell stories, and calling for the heads of the bbc to fire people.
She's getting royalties from the pics I'm assuming, and the storys the papers are buying from her, she's already said more in less than a week about her relationship with Brand than he's ever said about her, it wasn't even clear he'd slept with her from what he's said until she told the Sun. I find it hilarious that she seems more outraged than her grandfather - considering this all happened to him, but of course she's outraged - it means she gets to do something she couldn't do before, and that is get in the media spotlight and have her pictures posted on the front of the papers for a week, until the elections next week anyway. Then it will be naked pics of McCain and Palin, not her.
Bombs going off in India, armies killing people in Congo, earthquakes in Pakistan, US election hype, freaky cold-snap in UK, credit crunch - you would assume the papers would have better things to do than spend time and money reporting this shit.
And don't get me started on how the tories can call for a commons debate on something as trivial as this, yet seem to do fuck all when it comes to politicians with bribes, telecoms companies illegally wiretapping us as a nation, and our failing economy. How much tax payers money is being wasted on this media witch-hunt now? I want figures!!!