Hello, This Is Radio 1, And This Is The News......For Idiots
I sometimes wonder at the level at which the news on Radio 1 is pitched, are their listeners really so thick that they need their headlines and news content dumbed down to this level, well two R1 listeners who texted in to this afternoon's news show sadly confirmed that it was true.
First up was Debbie, who felt she had to text R1 to announce that she had laid in extra stocks of tissues in case she contracted swine flu. Debbie, dear child, you have totally failed to comprehend the difference between swine flu, a slight sniffle and the bubonic plague, but you are prime R1 listener material.
Listener number two, whose name has not imparted itself to my memory, phoned up to expound his theory that Swine flu wasn't actually all that dangerous at all and therefore he would be ignoring all health advice and travel restrictions. His reasoning for this ? Because he had read somewhere that more people across the world die from peanut allergies. Yes, but not in such a short span of time, and if the bloke sitting next to on the bus dies from anaphylactic shock from a food allergy, it's not going to infect you is it you muppet ?!!
Radio 1, because our listeners really are this stupid.