The Week: i-Q - Web chat about ... The Sachsgate debacle

What a ridiculous PC reaction this is ...

Something similar happened on BBC Three Counties Radio locally where two "off the wall" presenters "crossed the line". If The Mail on Sunday hadn't reported this on its front page, I daresay the 18,000 complaints would be far fewer in number ... The whole thing has been blown out of proportion, and irresponsibly reported, culminating in a complete over-reaction.

- Steven Gordon-Wilson

Ridiculous - only two complaints from those who actually heard the broadcast, trial by media ... and to think that Gordon Brown actually mentioned this in Parliament.

- Don Macinnes

They made a bad joke. They have apologised for it and they have been punished for it. Why does Gordon Brown need to be involved? It's all just ridiculous.

- John-Paul Burke

I agree this has been blown out of the water ... But if you insulted my granddaughter in front of millions of people, I'd hunt you down ... that's for sure.

- Ricky Harewood

18,000 complaints (however impressive that sounds) is tiny, almost insignificant when stated in percentage terms (about 0.3 per cent if you compare it with the 5.1 million viewers who tuned into Spooks, for example!).

- Stuart Hogg

Not a fan of Brand or Ross, but this has been overblown. I can't believe Gordon Brown thought he had to comment on it.

- David Llewelyn-Jones

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