And these knee jerk reactions are exactly the reason for an investigation.
You can't sack someone just because the public say it should be so, there needs to be an investigation to see if there has been sufficient breach of contract terms to justify a sacking for gross misconduct.
If they're unjustly sacked and then appeal it will cost us a whole lot more...
"But the point I was making is, why waste time and money on an 'investigation'?"
So the Director General, who is on holiday, picks up his copy of the Sun and reads the headlines. Thinks on his sunbed, phones base and tells them to sack the pair. I don't think so.
The programme was recorded. Who had editorial control? Was there any doubt expressed about the content? Was advise sought from higher authority before transmission? What are the guidelines and were they followed?
Never liked Ross anyway. Much too crude and slimy. Brand is a bit of an RTA as well.
However, if you read into it, according to yesterdays Times (p17), Mr Sachs "granddaughter" is a 23 year old member of the "Satanic Sluts Extreme" dance troup click here who at one time visited Brands home.
I don't think what happened on the radio was warranted and Mr Sachs was right to complain and get as many apologies as possible, but if you're in the type of profession Georgina Baillie is in, it sort of invites those kind of comments (IMHO) but obviously, not to her Grandad.
Both could still have a case if they were sacked by the BBC for unfair dismissal. The BBC are unlikely to sack two of their star broadcasters, but this might now mean that both have to tone down how they act & behave with guests on their shows.
And it also depends if OfCom or the Police get involved, if so then the whole saga would be changed completely if a legal case was bought against them both.