Monday, May 29, 2006

Fact Two Revisited

Factosis level: Medium

The 2001 Paedophile episode of Brass Eye received 2000 complaints and 3000 calls of support after it was first aired.

MP Beverley Hughes described it as ‘unspeakably sick’ but had to admit she hadn’t seen it and neither had Tessa Jowell who advised the ITC to take measures to assure that such a programme could be prevented from broadcast.

In the aftermath of the show, The Daily Star wrote a damning article about Morris next to a piece about the then 15-year-old singer Charlotte Church's breasts under the headline "She's a big girl now", and The Daily Mail featured pictures of Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, who were 13 and 11 at the time, in their bikinis next to an anti Brass Eye article entitled, "Unspeakably Sick."

The Quote of the Day is from Neil Innes of the Bonzo Dog Band, who performing playing at a charity concert stated that “I’ve suffered for my art, now it’s your turn.”

3 comments:

thesvenhunter said...

"Where they offer you a feature
On stockings and suspenders
Next to a call for stiffer penalties for sex offenders"

Billy Bragg - It says here

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Anonymous said...

Considering the fact that most websites on this seem to just imitate an article on wikipedia (which can of course be created by anyone who has no clue what they are talking about as anyone can edit wikipedia) and the article has no reference for the statement about the Princesses, does anyone have any actually evidence about the Princesses being shown next to said headline? I doubt it