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“…But What About The Mental Mother?”

July 31st, 2009 · No Comments

Mummy Dearest

Ok, I didn’t shy from castigating the obviously deranged mother of the 14 -year-old girl who was subjected to unforgivable humiliation on live radio because I’m a mother too (or any other similarly lame reason).

Again it goes without saying that no sane parent would do that to their own child. If DOCS hasn’t arrived to sort her out, then they should do so as soon as possible.

My feeling, though, is that 2DAY FM should never have given this maddie a forum for the child abuse that was clearly going to be inflicted. No media organisation should be able to hide behind ‘mad talent’ as an excuse. They knew what they were doing and yes, while its true that they probably had no idea that the child would reveal she’d been raped, they encouraged the mother to question her child about her sexual experiences by providing her with the medium to broadcast it. And that’s why I stand by my earlier statement that we should boycott them as a stand against this kind of stunt, designed to facilitate public debate and drive ratings.

They’ve certainly achieved the goal of driving public debate. Let’s not make this a success story with a ratings boost too.


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