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Another Madeleine McCann Joke

by | 29th, January 2008

gordon-brown.jpgWHEN is it too early to make a joke of a tragedy?

Rory Bremner’s Channel 4 show has a sketch:

Two men in a pub: “One of the characters says: ‘I don’t trust Gordon Brown… I wouldn’t be surprised if the night before the election he went on television and said ‘look what I found’ and held up little Maddie McCann.”

Says Ofcom, thre broadcasting watchdog: “The idea that politicians might be insensitive enough to attempt to exploit the tragedy surrounding the disappearance of Madeleine McCann to their advantage was consistent with the general purpose of the sketch

“Whilst perhaps painful for some viewers to have been reminded of Madeleine McCann’s disappearance, we concluded the suggestion that politicians might consider cynically using such an event to their advantage justified the inclusion of such a reference in this satirical sketch”

That’s the official ruling on a TV joke, folks. There’s another McCann joke here. And here.

You’ll be told when to laugh…



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