Yes of course Wayland and the DJs involved should be strung up. It's the only language they understand
Nurse who took prank call about Kate Middleton has died
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That's a sensible policy for all DJs, frankly. If they're not topping off nurses, they're noncing up some kids. What's wrong with listening to music without a murderous kiddy fiddler reading the label out?
Sanctimonious twittery isn't going to make a blind bit of difference.
Don't pretend you've been 'touched' by it all.
That's just gut wrenching hypocrisy.
You'll have forgotten all about it half way down your second glass of wine.
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The ladies name is - - - - - -/- - - - - - - ---
ooh! I like guessing games! Is it Margaret Hodge?
I'll defend comedy and satire when it's aimed at appropriate targets... Jeez
Fair enough, I suppose, for those who turn out to be guilty. But totally innocent people get caught up too... and their reputations are trashed for ever... Jeez
Let's shake hands, eh? I don't want to fall out with anyone on NB...
Terrible sadness for the bereaved family, but also for both the Duke and Duchess and the DJs. William and Kate will always have this association at what should be a happy time, and the two DJs have been cheeky and disrepectful, but not really done anything that Jeremy Beadle or AliG haven't done...or made a career out of even.
I suspect we have all posted misjudged edgy gags that with hindsight we've thought better of, probably insulted and perhaps embarrassed people but nobody died; in this case a horrendous consequence was triggered and I do feel sorry for the pair of those DJs.
Hang on...they're Australian?
Hang the snivelling disrespectful insensitive bastards then.
And don't forget Rolf Harris
I feel for him... and his extra leg...
If the world's media hadn't latched onto the story and gone on about it endlessly, she probably wouldn't have done what she did. There should be just as much of a backlash against them as the DJs, but instead I'm sure they'll try to take the moral high-ground over it instead.
I think there are too many assumptions being made that this nurse 'must have been suffering some kind of underlying mental health condition to have done such a desperate thing.
I don't know about England, but Scots Criminal law has a principle called 'The Thin Skull' rule, where should person A be attacked by person B, and due to an underlying health issue (heart problems, epilepsy, depression etc), dies as a result of that attack, even if it is not immediately afterwards, then person B will still be criminally responsible for person A's death, as but for the attack, person A would still be alive.
I think the same can be applied here. No-one conducting these pranks knows the background or medical history of the person who they are pranking, yet their prank could have far reaching effect.
I loathe pranks of any sort, particularly prank calls. They are infantile, and to my mind, a form of bullying, and Michael Barrymore was always particularly guilty of this.
I didn't read or hear any of the details about the actual prank, but I did feel sorry at the time for those duped by it.
I'm just horrified that it's had such a devastating outcome, and that includes for the two DJs.
New Zealand breakfast DJs are just as bad - some did the wonderful prank of fooling people into thinking their spouse was being unfaithful / had left them.
Australian humour stuck in the 1970's. Easier to take on Jacintha Saldanha than someone worthy of rigorous attack. Puerile and cowardly.
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