Some sort of justice

datePosted on 11:57, August 3rd, 2009 by Lew

The Australian and many other sources report that Austereo has suspended 2Day FM hosts Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O and their show indefinitely for their revictimisation of a 14 year-old rape victim on-air last week. Advertisers are boycotting the network and Sandilands’ other contracts are in jeopardy. A firm response.


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8 Responses to “Some sort of justice”

  1. Anita on August 3rd, 2009 at 13:55

    I’m trying not to follow this story too closely, but… is anyone doing anything about providing support to the rape victim? Or prosecuting the rapist? Or providing some parenting skills development to the mother?

  2. Lew on August 3rd, 2009 at 14:03

    Anita, yeah, CPS and Police and Rape Crisis and all sorts all jumped in with both feet.


  3. higherstandard on August 3rd, 2009 at 18:34

    Dunno Lew – a firm response would have been for the network to announce that the hosts of the show (and producers if they were involved) had been stood down on the same day or the day after the incident not after the advertisers and public had made their position untenable.

    Still at least they’ve got their come uppance – sounded like the mother needed a swift kick up the backside as well.

  4. Lew on August 3rd, 2009 at 19:07

    HS, that would have been an unprecedented response :)


  5. BLiP on August 3rd, 2009 at 23:55

    A little more justice dribbles in, although it would appear to have more to do with Australian Idol ratings than recompense for the victim.

  6. Lew on August 4th, 2009 at 08:43

    Yeah, the ‘firm’ response intended to refer to the wider societal response. Advertisers withdrawing and TV shows cutting ties represents social sanction too.


  7. BLiP on August 4th, 2009 at 09:17

    If only business realised it is part of the social fabric society and not some “Sixth Estate” that is to be accorded special priviledges.

  8. hs on August 4th, 2009 at 11:56

    “HS, that would have been an unprecedented response :)”

    And more’s the pity.

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