Night Time TV Disability Ban Was Joke
By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
April 11, 2005
LONDON, ENGLAND--Damon Rose, the editor of the BBC website's disability section 'Ouch!', came clean last week.
An April 1 story -- explaining that the Caydare Centre was launching an initiative to have all instances of disability banned from television during family viewing time -- was, in fact, an April Fool's joke.
"It seems that we managed to fool quite a few people despite the outrageousness of the suggestion and the heavy signposting," Rose wrote, apparently amazed at the amount of response the story has generated.
If you didn't spot the joke, or if you just didn't think it was funny, you weren't alone.
"Most people got the joke and, we hear, did suitable doubletakes," Rose said.
"Others wanted contact details for The Caydare Centre, they were not going to let this lie. And then there were a small trickle of people who realised it was a joke and thought we were 'sick' for running it."