Wouldn't it be better if we had a state broadcasting network featuring programming to enlighten the public, like the BBC, or perhaps the Australian Broadcasting Corporation?
The ABC today apologised after viewer criticism for the skit on The Chaser's War On Everything, saying it will edit the segment out of repeat and online screenings.
The program outraged viewers last night with a segment featuring a fictional _____________ which ended with cast member Chris Taylor saying there was no point in making ______________ come true as ___________________."
_____ actors wrapped in ______________ were given a _____________ instead of _____________ teenage heart-throb Zac Efron.
[Australian Prime Minister Kevin] Rudd said today the show had gone too far.
"I actually don't mind The Chaser taking the mickey out of me or any other politician at any time or any place, that's fine, that's fair game," he said.
"But having a go at ______________ is really beyond the pale, absolutely beyond the pale. These guys collectively should get up and hang their heads in shame, it's just wrong."
In keeping with the expectations of our foreign readers, who know that as an American I spend my television viewing time alternately watching and having conniptions over ephemera such as exposed nipples, I have censored portions of the quoted language to avoid referring to just what made last night's The Chaser's War on Everything … so … offensive.
I'll simply observe that he who lives by black humor must walk a fine line indeed.