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    Should the BBC be blamed?

    I heard this story on the radio this morning and now I've had chance to read more I really don't think the BBC should be blamed.

    Below are quotes from the article but you can read it in full here.

    The girl whose 18th birthday party was gatecrashed by hundreds after a Radio 1 DJ announced it live on air has admitted that she had fears it might get out of control after inviting 'everyone'.

    Her mother, Rebecca Brooks, is threatening to sue the BBC after DJ Pete Tong did a "shout-out" live on air.

    Mrs Brooks, 54, is reserving her anger for the BBC.

    She said: "I think it's totally negligent of the BBC to allow a statement like that to be broadcast.
    Now...

    But today Sarah released a statement admitting she may have been "foolish and naive" after putting up "a poster at school inviting 'everyone'".

    She said: " Little did I know almost everyone from Torquay Grammar sixth form would attend and what is more invite 'everyone' from different schools and the surrounding area.
    Pete Tong, the DJ, only read out the shout out sent in by a listener. This is normal, Pete Tong always reads messages on his show. He did not give the exact location of the party although I don't know how many mansions there are in Bovey Tracey so what he said could quite well have directed people to the venue but then that is not his fault either. He's not to know the ins and outs of the town.

    Do you think that he should be to blame? Personally I think the daughter is more to blame for advertising the party in the way that she did and the mother should focus her attention on the daughter rather than getting on at the BBC.

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    very off to blame tong for this. But then he is an easier target than the invited guests, police, security or uninvited guests.

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    This is simply the fault of the daughter and parents. It is common sense that you don't allow someone to have a party in your house unsupervised!

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    "By the last day I felt physically ill with worry but chose to keep my mother in denial for her own sake. Nothing could be done at this point."
    If this is true why go ahead?

    She put the poster up she is to blame not the BBC

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester View Post
    If this is true why go ahead?

    She put the poster up she is to blame not the BBC
    The party was already advertised and therefore it was too late to cancel, or at least so she thought. I would have just turned people away. Wouldn't do my reputation any good but at least the house wouldn't be damaged.

    I think the BBC are being used as a scapegoat. Silly woman!

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    Exactly

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    Woo! Party!

    I didn't hear anything on the night in question - apparently after being kicked out, a load of people went through the village and did some damage up there...

    Don't venture into the centre often, there's a LOT of kids around, Bovey Tracey alone has about 4 coaches which go to it to pick the kids up and half of them are violent chavs... being fair they're not that bad though...


    I haven't a clue where that house is though...

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    Radio 1?

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    Channel 4 should be blamed for creating the "Skin Party" culture in the first place

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    Defo don't think Pete Tong is to blame for this. Besides, this isn't the first time something like this has happened, imagine the turnout they'dd have got if they advertised on facebook too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Friez View Post
    Defo don't think Pete Tong is to blame for this. Besides, this isn't the first time something like this has happened, imagine the turnout they'dd have got if they advertised on facebook too!
    I thought they had! :P

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    Yes it was another case of a stupid kid advertising something on a social network to their 400+ "FRIENDS" that they don't really know and then they look all surprised when they all come to the party.

    Think first MUPPETS!!!

    Radio 1 can't really be held to account for this especially as having heard the broadcast Tong didn't give out exact details.

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    stupid irresposible kids and 'rents.

    As if you don't help your kid arrange a proper party anyways.... not in your house!!

    Some people!

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    Haha I didn't know she had publicized her party on the web. Nah, Pete Tong is just being made a scapegoat, it's their fault for advertising it publically to the WORLD.

    The dangers of social networking

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    A) Stupid kid - are you in possession of a brain or did you lose it on the way to nearly growing up?

    B) Stupid parents - euthanise yourselves now as you are obviously incapable of being sensible.

    C) Radio 1 - yuk. Don't you have to be retarded to listen to that drivel?

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