Christ haven't British papers got anything worthwhile to put on the frontpage, we're in a recession for Christ's sake and a monumental Presidential election is being carried out across the pond, and all the papers can do is get all hent up about two famous twats making prank calls.
I personally whilst thinking that there could have been more thought to Brand and Ross's work as (they're proffessionals, they should know when they're overstepping the mark), I don't have moral outrage. It's just alot of hot air being made about a petty joke. (Though there is a misogynistic side to the joke that I disagree with) But what worries me the most is the 18 thousand complaints that came after The Mail on Sunday made it headline news. (a week after the radio show had been broadcast)
And because of the Mail's input, every News paper has followed on the bandwagon of moral disgust (as they believe it's popular), Brand has resigned from the BBC, Ross's career is hanging by a thread, and even the fucking Prime Minister has criticized them! (Surely he's got better things to do, like sorting the economy out)
Now for anyone who does not know anything of the Mail, it's essentially a Right-wing/Conservative tabloid paper, that trys to push it's narrowminded rhetoric down peoples throats. It gained the nickname 'The Daily Heil!', due to it's support of fascists back in the 30's, and has viewpoints that would make America's Republicans blush. (Annoyingly Wikipedia has gotten rid of it's very long article, entitled "Criticism of the Daily Mail")
What worries me is if this is the start of a trend, where the Mail uses it's readers as a way to censore what the BBC does. Some people have called this occurance a shining moment of democracy, but all I'm seeing is one group, who share a common viewpoint that the UK in general may not necessarily agree with, going head first into an arguement even if they haven't evaluated the source material.