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Not such a “cheap laugh”.

Posted by Big John on October 30, 2008

The ‘Credit Crunch’ .. the machinations of Lord ‘Mandy’ .. Russian oligarchs .. the US elections .. the Taliban .. and even global warming the weather have almost been swept from our media by the phenomenon of … ‘MANUELGATE’ !

At the last count the BBC had received 30,000 complaints about the “juvenile and thoughtless” phone calls to Andrew Sachs’ voicemail, and, (can you believe ?), the Tories have called for a full House of Commons debate on the ‘prank’.

I must say that I have only seen Russell Brand once on ‘Have I Got News For You’, so I am hardly able to comment on what makes him funny, and Jonathan Ross’s crude brand of humour often has me switching channels, although at other times I enjoy his wit when his ego doesn’t get in the way.

OK, so it wasn’t very nice for the star of ‘Fawlty Towers’ to receive “peurile” and “cruel” messages about his grandaughter’s sex life and the BBC is at fault, but Blimey ! ‘Over The Top’ doesn’t even begin to describe this furore.

The Daily Mail seems to be getting the credit blame for starting this publicity frenzy, (and ‘Wossy’ isn’t even an immigrant), but I wonder if Mandy, the ‘Prince of Darkness’ and his mates are behind all this, for I’m sure that we all remember Jo Moore and …

… “a good day to bury bad news”.


One Response to “Not such a “cheap laugh”.”

  1. As far as I am concerned, there is only one person who has a right to feel offended (if indeed he does) by the Ross-Brand prank and that is the person on the receiving end. Others may criticize or excuse the duo’s behaviour, but they have no right to feel offended.

    We live in an age when too many people possess an exaggerated sense of their own importance and think they have some sort of Whitehousian mission to put the world to rights.

    They obviously have too little to do…

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