• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Editorial coursework piece

Extracts from this document...


Don't Take Their Money, Hunt Them Down Instead. James Richardson-May I think it's safe to presume that you've heard about the latest scandal to hit BBC Headquarters. Just incase by some miracle you've managed to avoid the dilemma, allow me to fill you in: A few weeks ago, whilst recording a Radio Two chat show, Russell Brand and Jonathon Ross left a couple of juvenile messages on Andrew Sachs' (or Manuel of Fawlty Towers fame) answering machine. Oooh. I can see how this has overtaken the US Elections in the news. It's much more interesting. Fair enough, the comments made were incredibly insulting and derogatory towards Sachs and his granddaughter, but come on. It's more than a month now. The phrase "get over it" springs to mind, especially if you've seen what Brand looks like - there's no way he can be taken seriously with his girly hair, his high-pitched voice and his unnaturally tight trousers. ...read more.


Presumably, those ten or twenty thousand complainers have fallen foul to the American way of life; sue him, sue her. Eat some burgers. Sue him again. I really can't see the point of this mindset; surely there are better things to do in the world than spend days in a stuffy old courtroom, watching men in suits and wigs trying to sort out who did what to whom. Watching paint dry, for instance. Or punching yourself in the face. I can't imagine what could be accomplished if the brainpower spent resolving these trivial cases could be harnessed for other matters - maybe we'd have a cure for cancer by now... There seems to be an idea now that accidents don't - or can't - happen; that people don't "just" spill some water, if you fall down the stairs then someone is to blame. ...read more.


Alternatively, the process could be reversed. Forget the money and make the whole thing entertaining! I suggest turning part of the country (or America, seeing as they gave us the courthouse culture, as I call it) into a massive enclosed warfare ground, stripping the wrongdoers to their underwear, arming those offended by them with paintball guns and set them loose! No-one gets permanently hurt (unless they're pathetic) and the end result can get recorded for public entertainment. I can guarantee that people wouldn't re-offend after half an hour in "The Pit". The way I see it, my idea is a revolution. Less people get sued, the recording can fill the gap where Jonathon Ross' show lived, and - as there is no money payout at the end - it helps to solve the financial crisis! Which is also America's fault. Damn them. 699 words ?? ?? ?? ?? Editorial, James Richardson-May Coursework Piece One ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Composition section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Composition essays

  1. Monologue coursework piece

    But you don't, and there wasn't, and no-one did. And now I'm...here. Somewhere. I don't know where. It's a hospital, that much is certain. I hear the doctors coming in, taking their measurements and leaving. I hear the nurses changing my dressings, washing me and cleaning my clothes.

  2. Taste of thailand has the cure for flu and the cure for boring food

    Expecting the thicker, sweeter, more punch-in-the-face directness of the curries to which I have become accustomed to over the years, I was disappointed. But after a few bites, my opinion changed. The curry had a subtle background sweetness, which allowed the bright spikes of red chilli and curry paste to

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work