The Guardian, Comment is Free
Oct 28 08, 12:07am
'I would never get tired of punching Russell Brand'
That's all I said. Nine words.
I got towards 100 recommends and, more importantly, NOT ONE comment which said that my wish to protect a 78 year old pensioner was in some way disproportionately vocalized.
Far from it, there was actually support in other CiF blogs.
'If anyone gives either of them a right good seeing to it would be as much as they deserve.
Having said that, to abuse anyone never mind a 78 year old pensioner is deplorable.
To do it for money is even worse.
And rightly so.
There is no reason to phone up elderly people and abuse them 'for fun'.
That 'for fun' mentality results in a lot of cats and dogs with fireworks up their arses on Guy Fawkes Night.
That 'for fun' was even 'the Abhu Graib excuse' for some defendants.
I digress. Nine words.
Then, I was moderated - about 15 hours after posting!
My comment on CiF doesn't exist now.
Disappeared into the black hole of Orwellian history.
However, it does exist in the collective memory of those who agreed with me.
Perhaps I should have said : 'Russell Brand is an arrogant ponce who gets kicks from making dirty phone calls in order to bully other people'.
My family was on the receiving end of similar nonce calls at one point and, believe me, it was very distressing for those targeted.
Will Brand get his collar felt for this offence (people have been put on the sex offenders register for similar offences to his)?
No, he'll get a pay rise for bringing in extra publicity.