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Sat Dec 8, 2012, 02:57 PM

Royal hoax DJs taken off air amid anger over nurse’s suicide

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Source: AF-P

By Agence France-Presse
Saturday, December 8, 2012 10:23 EST

Two Australian radio presenters who made a hoax call to the hospital treating Prince William’s pregnant wife Catherine were taken off the air Saturday after the nurse who took the call was found dead in a suspected suicide.

Jacintha Saldanha answered the phone when presenters from Sydney’s 2Day FM called pretending to be Queen Elizabeth II and William’s father Prince Charles, before passing it onto a colleague who divulged details of Kate’s condition.

Saldanha was found dead on Friday, with police saying her death was not being treated as suspicious. Her employers, London’s private King Edward VII hospital, refused to comment on media reports that she had taken her own life.

News of the death prompted a furious outpouring against the radio station and the two presenters involved, Mel Greig and Michael Christian, who are said to be “deeply shocked” by the turn of events.

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Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/12/08/royal-hoax-djs-taken-off-air-amid-anger-over-nurses-suicide/

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Reply Royal hoax DJs taken off air amid anger over nurse’s suicide (Original post)
DonViejo Dec 2012 OP
MrSlayer Dec 2012 #1
Posteritatis Dec 2012 #3
jeff47 Dec 2012 #5
Quantess Dec 2012 #2
rocktivity Dec 2012 #4
muriel_volestrangler Dec 2012 #6

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 03:10 PM

1. Of course they're shocked.

 

It's a really stupid reason to kill yourself. There has to be something more to it than a phoney phone call.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 03:12 PM

3. Like being pranked into destroying your career and being made an international laughingstock?

Yeah, I'd say there's something more to it than a faked phone call, but that's because I'm actually paying attention and have a shred of empathy.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 03:34 PM

5. Yes, life just stops with the phone call

There's nothing going on around it. There isn't a woman who thought she was about to be fired. That her career was over. That she would be a laughing stock for the rest of her life.

But that would be silly to consider anything that happened after she hung up the receiver, right?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 03:11 PM

2. Poor nurse.

She must gave been yelled at, maybe scared of being fired.

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Response to Quantess (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 03:18 PM

4. Either she WAS fired (not that the hospitial would admit it now)

or she feared it. By the way, was she really a receptionist, or a nurse who happened to pick up the phone?

And how sporting of the "shock jocks" to be "deeply shocked" by it all. But then again, that guy in the movie Casablanca was deeply shocked, too.


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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 03:36 PM

6. Locking - not Latest Breaking News

This aspect of the story was already covered in a post in LBN 24 hours ago:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1014&pid=329234

Please continue discussion in that thread. Thanks.

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