Gerard Henderson was almost amused by the Chaser’s latest taxpayer-funded stunt:
Yet Henderson wonders if the stunt lacked that certain something - bravery? originality? a point? - and suggests a few tweaks to the concept to make it truly worth applauding:
But what are the odds that the ABC would back any of those suggestions the way it backed the mockery of the Pope:
[But of course they would never dare do such things. It's not only that they'd be hamstrung by the politically correct pieties of the modern multiculturalist who considers all cultures sacred, (except his own), but they would be well aware that in some of those settings they'd be lucky to get out alive.
No such fears in attacking the Pope however. An easy and safe target.
Jeez though, not an exactly original idea is it?
"Hey, I've got this great idea for a skit - we'll take the piss out of the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church."
"Wow, that's brilliant!"
"Yeah, that's never been done before, I mean, apart from all the other times. But hey, the people likely to watch our show are going to find it hilarious anyway."
"Let's do it!"]