Laugh, you bastards

You know that something is wrong when only Alexander Downer can see the funny side of yesterday’s Chaser APEC prank.

“Whatever you think of the humour of The Chaser, they were clearly not going to harm anybody in a physical way,” Mr Downer said. “They presumably were, as is the nature of their show, aiming to humiliate a lot of well-known people.”

I’m not normally one for giving credit to anyone from the right of the Liberal Party, but Downer has nailed it, here. This stunt was funny. And if it embarrasses the police for their over-the-top security and the utter waste of money being spent on this pointless exercise, all the better.

The police should be thanking the Chaser. It’s shown them a flaw in their security, given them a good live workout and demonstrated just how silly it is that society considers someone to be important just because they wear a suit and travel in an expensive car.

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