(From Guardian Unlimited)
Thousands of protest calls may have come from people who have never heard Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand 's prank calls to Andrew Sachs. But they should still be taken seriously.
Their protests resemble the swelling number of complaints after the bullying of Shilpa Shetty on Big Brother in 2007: this is the public is saying that there is a line of decency - of acceptable broadcasting behaviour - which has been crossed. And they will not put up with it. Whether Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Andy Burnham needed to wade into the debate is another matter - but that's politicians for you.
But given this public response, the …