Poor Palin

I am no fan of Sarah Palin, and many were not certainly impressed with her past interviews with Charles Gibson and Katie Couric.

But I do feel sorry for the Republic VP vet after she had been victimized by a crank call from two Canadian DJ’s pretending to be French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his aide.  The conversation could might as well be the type of content ideal for Saturday Night Live or Comedy Central.

All things considered, who could blame Palin?  This was clearly a lapse on the part of her staff, which failed to screen the call.

The comedy aside, I believe that the two DJ’s — media practitioners nevertheless, as well as the station they represent are ethically liable for the crank call.  The call was clearly done in bad taste.  If such a call were made in the Philippines, the DJ’s would have been slapped with a complaint from the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP).  The call could also be a violation of the anti-wiretapping law.

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