An OFxxxxxx Quango not being a total bunch of twats.... remarkable.
Ofcom has ruled that David Cameron did not break broadcasting rules when he told breakfast radio listeners that politicians who use Twitter risk making a "twat" of themselves. The Tory leader also used the words "pissed off" during his July appearance on banal guitar pop station Absolute Radio, before adding "sorry, I can't …
I notice that OFCOM always quote the number of complaints as some kind of justification. Maybe I'm being naive but if someone breaks the law or some rule, then that is wrong. It's wrong if one person complains. It's wrong if a million people complain. Just as, if 400 people make a complaint but it turns out no rules were broken, then it wasn't wrong.
Now, I can accept the argument that shifting weight of popular opinion should drive the creation/removal of rules over time but, once the rules are there, what on earth does it matter how many people complained that someone broke them?
"Ofcom received 20 complaints" #
By Spleen Posted Monday 28th September 2009 15:12 GMT
For perspective, Ofcom receive an average of 74 complaints every time an unmarried woman appears on a chat show and talks to the host without the presence of a chaperone.
Link to article or it disnae happen
So some Tory toff says the words "pissed" and "twat" on a radio show listened to by about 200 people under the age of 19 and 20 people with nothing better to do, complain about it? FFS, get a pigging life! Married with kids I have zero life, but I sound like a real go-getter by comparison!
Maybe times have changed and I have to resign myself to the fact that I'm getting old (well middle aged at least) but tw@t certainly used to be a rude word. afaik it used to mean the elusive (for some) part of the female genetalia that gives pleasure. Hence calling someone a tw@t was mildy offensive Maybe I'm just a prude without knowing it.
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