Originally Posted by El Sitherino
Resignation is not all that out of the question, the issue is the mass attention and hysteria that is being created because of it. It's definitely blown out of proportion and people are over-reacting. It should have simply been "Radio host prank taken too far, resignation issued for ethics violation" and left at that.
But the problem with that is that the resignations are a direct result of the hysteria. If it hadn't been followed up no-one would have called for it. It was a knee-jerk reaction by the BBC that really should never have been necessary.