Wednesday

Gordon Brown wades in...Ross suspended and Brand resigns

Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand are facing calls for them to be sacked after they made offensive comments about a twenty-three year old.

Gordon Brown has waded into the row over Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross's prank phone calls to actor Andrew Sachs, describing their behaviour as "inappropriate and unacceptable".

article here

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Well, Mr Brown, the McCanns and Tapas 7 behaviour was "inappropriate and unacceptable" too. Drs Gerry McCann and David Payne have been reported to the police, by two doctors, for making inappropriate and lewd comments about a three-year-old girl, who is subsequently believed to be dead.

The BBC received over 10,000 complaints and now Ofcom have ordered an investigation.

The BBC's management belatedly issued an apology, admitting that the calls were "unacceptable and offensive", and promised an internal review.

Pressure is mounting on the BBC to sack the two star presenters.

I can feel a letter to the Prime Minister coming on.
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Update:

So, it would seem that these giant establishments can suspend members of staff for inappropriate behaviour then. Pity the NHS/GMC doesn't follow suit instead of defending negligent doctors' 'Right to Work'. What about Jonathan Ross's 'Right to Work', despite this inappropriate behaviour?

After all, which crime is worse - two comedians offending two adult people in the entertainment business or two NHS doctors causing the disappearance/potential death of their own child after regular abandonment followed by staging an abduction, framing an innocent man and begging for public money to find a 'live' child when the evidence suggests Maddie is dead?

I wonder if Jonathan Ross will sue the BBC for depriving him of his 'Right to Work'?

Enter the one-and-only Clarence Mitchell to give his opinion (at around 12.30 mins) on Crisis Management: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b00f3982

"Accept you have a crisis and be seen and be heard to be doing something about it"

Are you listening NHS/GMC?

Probably not. After all, when you consider Tony Blair and Jack Straw "waded in" and mentioned the plight of Deirdre Barlow from Coronation Street in Prime Ministers Question Time in the Commons, you know we've got a bit of a problem when it comes to priorities.
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art20668.asp
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Discussion at The 3 Arguidos: Russell Brand, Jonathan Ross and the Gullible Masses

Letters of complaint to UHL/GMC