Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Ross and Brand debate

Team BBC
To justify the BBC's punishment of Ross and Brand, to put together a case outlining and supporting the BBC's handling of the incident and to prove that it was in keeping with the corporation's values and responsibilities.

BBC director general Mark Thompson "In the meantime, I have decided that it is not appropriate for either Russell Brand or Jonathan Ross to continue broadcasting on the BBC until I have seen the full report of the actions of all concerned." This is a fair punishment of the two actors as they caused a lot of controversy amongst the viewers of the BBC. This therefore gave the corporation no choice in handling the incident the way they did.

A BBC Radio 2 spokeswoman apologises to Sachs saying: "We have received a letter of complaint from Mr Sachs' agent and would like to sincerely apologise to Mr Sachs for the offence caused. "We recognise that some of the content broadcast was unacceptable and offensive. We are reviewing how this came about and are responding to Mr Sachs personally.
"We also apologise to listeners for any offence caused."
Ross sends a personal apology to Sachs. It is understood Brand plans to do the same.

The 12 week suspension of Jonathan Ross is in keeping with the corporations values as he was unpaid for that time and was not allowed to film his well loved show 'Friday night with Jonathan Ross' For him to come back to work for the BBC was a thought out decision but as he is a much loved actor with no previous controversy attached to his name it was felt he could come back from this relatively unscathed. Russel Brand's resignation and public apology is also in keeping with the BBC's responsibilities as they believe him to be the main influence having posted his past offences on their website. Both of these punishments were fair as Jonathan Ross makes the BBC a lot of money being the best paid television presenter, and Russel Brand who's image amongst the youth was only heightened by this incident but with the BBC no longer dealing with him.

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