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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Get Over Yourselves Already

If this poor woman committed suicide because of a very harmless non-malicious not even a little bit mean or nasty prank call, then she had emotional problems far deeper than any such call would lead to. And these two should not be feeling this guilty over it.

It is like Jodi Foster quitting acting because John Hinckley Jr. was obsessed with her and that forced him to shoot Reagan.

Ok. Maybe Foster quitting acting would have been a good thing, but no matter. You get the picture.

MSNBC:

After royal prank tragedy, Aussie DJ show canceled 


The Australian radio show that prank called the London hospital where Duchess Kate was a patient was canceled Monday. The call may have led to the apparent suicide of the nurse who took their call.

CANBERRA, Australia — Two Australian radio announcers who made a prank call to a British hospital treating Prince William's pregnant wife Kate broke a three-day silence Monday to speak of their distress at the apparent suicide of the nurse who took their call. Their show, "Hot 30," has been terminated, the station's parent company, Southern Cross Austereo (SCA), said in a statement Monday. SCA also announced a company-wide suspension of prank calls.

The 2DayFM Sydney-based announcers, Mel Greig and Michael Christian, said the tragedy had left them "shattered, gutted, heartbroken."

Greig and fellow presenter and prank mastermind Christian have been in hiding since nurse Jacintha Saldanha's death and the subsequent social media outrage at their prank.

Greig told Australian television her first thought when told of Saldanha's death was for her family.

"Unfortunately I remember that moment very well, because I haven't stopped thinking about it since it happened," she said, amid tears and her voice quavering with emotion. "I remember my first question was 'was she a mother?'"

"I've wanted to just reach out to them and just give them a big hug and say sorry. I hope they're okay, I really do. I hope they get through this," said a black-clad Greig when asked about Saldanha's children, left grieving their mother's death with their father Ben Barboza.

Saldanha, 46, was found dead in staff accommodation near London's King Edward VII hospital Friday after putting the hoax call through to a colleague who unwittingly disclosed details of Kate's morning sickness to 2DayFM's presenters.

A recording of the call, broadcast repeatedly by the station, rapidly became an internet hit and was reprinted as a transcript in many newspapers.

But news of Saldanha's death sparked the Internet firestorm, with vitriolic comments toward the DJs on Facebook and Twitter.

the rest here if you're really interested

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Ciccio said...

Nobody's asking what her employers said or threatened to do to her which is by far the most likely reason for her suicide.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 3:03:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

Jodie Foster is an ok actor, but she is hard as hell to look at.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 3:16:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

As to the point of this post, I suspect Ciccio is RIGHT.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 3:17:00 pm  
Blogger Nicoenarg said...

She took her own life. Unless someone actually killed her or forced her to commit suicide, that actual act itself, there shouldn't be any investigation. Its about time people were held responsible for their actions.

What kinda bullshit is this where we try to find blame elsewhere? Grow up people, you freakin reap what you sow!

If I committed suicide and any of you tried to investigate or blame someone else, I swear I'll come and haunt you for the rest of your lives!

I'm f***in sick of this childish stupidity!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 6:40:00 pm  

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