Spent a few moments fixing a paragraph from The Independent‘s editorial on the BBC’s Russell Brand/Jonathan Ross/Andrew Sachs affair:
Now there can be
littleno doubt that the routine was coarse, juvenile and vindictive, and the language used in respect of the grand-daughter was obscene. But it is precisely this edginess, this pushing of boundariescoarse, vindictive obscenity, that draws listeners to Russell Brand’s shows. This broadcast might have pushed the boundaries somewhat further than othersbeen illegal. But of those who tuned in – an estimated two million – only two apparently felt strongly enough to complainthe BBC would take any notice. There is an unfortunate element of “Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells”>Such parochialism dahling in the subsequent flood of apoplexyagreement. The truth is that regular listeners seemed to take the offensiveness in their stride so the BBC is justified in spending a fortune of your money to promulgate obscene and possibly illegal material.
There you go. Fixed.