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Ha Ha - Brass Eye Strikes Again (Dec 21, 2001)
I just have to get this down. Hee hee hee hee hee hee
Two members of the UK Parliament, Barbara Follett and Syd Rapson, complained to the Broadcasting Standards Commission about the ridicule they received over their involvement in the Brass Eye Paedophile Special.
Both MPs were hoodwinked into supporting a fictitious group that made ludicrous claims concerning paedophiles (eg that an internet paedophile could cause a child's keyboard to emit a gas to make them more suggestable). They were not alone; celebrities such as Gary Lineker, Phil Collins and Phillipa Forrester were also taken in.
The MPs claimed that this amounted to an unwarranted invasion of their privacy. The BSC concluded on December 12, 2001, that the set-up by the programme makers gave sufficient warning signs that it was the MPs own faults if they took what was said at face value.
Both claims were rejected.
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. This calls for a !!
PS (Bet you won't see this in the Daily Mail.)
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