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2012-12-07 01:02:32 PM  

VegasVinnie: lennavan: someone who kills themselves over something like this also clearly had their own major issues, this was only the tipping factor.

There may not have been major issues needing just a tip. When you see yourself being mocked on the front page of every newspaper in the world and you see Piers Morgan on CNN discussing what a gullible moron you are


So I'll admit right now, I didn't pay that close attention to the story. But what I did hear about it, I never heard a nurses name being used. So I didn't see the Piers Morgan interview, but was he using this lady's name?

When I did hear about the story, it was about how a nurse released private information. The public seemed to direct its hatred to the nurse who released the info, whoever that was. This was not that nurse. This lady is just the one who connected the call, more akin to a receptionist. I didn't even know this lady existed until today.
 
2012-12-07 01:03:34 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Carth: Do you also think Amanda Todd's tormentor did nothing wrong?

I didn't realize her job was to not send naked pictures of herself. What does that have to do with this or my comment? Are you gonna pick another suicide that has nothing to do with this?

Amanda Todd was a very sad case, and yes the tormenter should be held accountable. Are you saying the DJs are as bad as that guy?


It wasn't the nurses job to screen phone calls. It was her job to provide medical care which according to the Royal Family she did a great job at.

I was trying to see where you draw the line. So apparently you agree that prolonged cyber bulling can lead to mental instability and the tormentor played some part in her death.

But for some reason you seem to be arguing that a mean spirited "prank" that results in hundreds of million questing her intelligence, whether she is fit for her job and if she should be charged for releasing medical information doesn't result in the DJs having any culpability at all. You don't have to think the DJs are solely responsible for her death just that had they not played that prank she would still be alive today.

Am I misunderstanding your position?
 
2012-12-07 01:03:39 PM  
Just a guess, but I think she had bigger issues.
 
2012-12-07 01:03:44 PM  
This kind of crap passes for entertainment in Australia? What a cesspool. It was better off as a penal colony. That bald dude from Midnight Oil is right, give it back.
 
2012-12-07 01:04:15 PM  
Don't fark around with Prince Phillip.
 
2012-12-07 01:04:57 PM  

srhp29: LeroyBourne: I don't know, those brits are pretty crazy over their monarchy. If the queen and others said they were deeply disappointed with the nurse and her actions, I can see her killing herself.

Well then I would hold the qeen and others more responsible than the callers.


If it were your grandson's wife and your future great grandson/daughter that people were stalking and pretending to be you to get information, I dare say you'd want the morning DJ guys strung up by their testicles in the public square and shot in the gut, so that they can bleed out and die slow over many hours. Disappointed with the nurse? Damn right you would be. You'd probably be suing the hospital as well.

...and that's another point. I'm guessing that the Queen made her disappointment known to the hospital administration and that they likely told the poor woman that she might still be employed, but she better learn to love cleaning bedpans in the psych ward. I have little doubt that helped her mental stability if that's the case.
 
2012-12-07 01:05:55 PM  
They should be run over by a subway car while a pakistani guy takes their picture.
 
2012-12-07 01:06:10 PM  
it really is the height of hypocrisy to call for these djs to be fired. morning radio has been making prank calls forever, and no one cares. all they did was make one more prank call, all of which have, presumably, been condoned by their employers. just last week, a couple of guys from montreal prank called the canadian prime minister.

the fact that some lady killed herself does not make the prank call any better or worse than any other prank call ever made. either fire every dj who has ever made a prank call, or put this in perspective.

on the other hand, it really would be hilarious if they were faking this suicide story to get back at the djs.
 
2012-12-07 01:06:12 PM  

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2012-12-07 12:25:53 PM


AdolfOliverPanties: The My Little Pony Killer: AdolfOliverPanties: If someone got pranked and killed themselves over it, that says a lot more about the person's mental stability than it does the pranksters.

That doesn't absolve the pranksters of being douchebags though.

Never heard them. Are they any worse than any of the other morning douchebags though?

Their prank directly led to somebody making the choice to end their life. If you can't figure it out from there, there's not much I can do to help you.



Yeah, it was absolutely heinous. They made a prank call. I think the death penalty is appropriate.


/farkin idiot



Sadly, that's what a lot of our fellow citizens actually believe. The sort of morons who just love creating new laws to restrict our Constitutional rights, because hey, right now it would be used against someone I don't like and I'd feel better. And they simply can't imagine how such laws could EVER be used against them. It's an odd fetish of the Left. Feel sympathy for a person or group who does something monstrous? Someone else must have FORCED THEM TO DO IT. See: Ravi Dharun / Tyler Clementi, Terry Jones / Muslim rioters, etc. 

"I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it." - on life support, and fading fast.
 
2012-12-07 01:06:22 PM  
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2012-12-07 01:06:28 PM  
I didn't see anything that said she committed suicide. What if she had a heart attack or some other fatal event because of the stress induced by the DJs actions? Does that change the analysis? Now, it wasn't some choice she made. It was an involuntary response to someone else's reprehensible actions.
 
2012-12-07 01:07:36 PM  

EyeballKid: Morning zoo DJs are the lowest form of life imaginable. Exhibit A:

[i.huffpost.com image 260x190]


Yeah, Tim Hattrick is evil incarnate.
 
2012-12-07 01:08:15 PM  
I liked it much better when Steve Dahl phoned 867-5309 in Australia and asked for Jenny when the call was answered.
 
2012-12-07 01:08:20 PM  

Squeebee: PirateKing: I think the Queen came out of the shadows like a ninja, and suffocated her with a plastic bag.

That's what MI-6 is for.


This was PERSONAL.
 
2012-12-07 01:11:56 PM  

scottydoesntknow: ElBarto79: AdolfOliverPanties: If someone got pranked and killed themselves over it, that says a lot more about the person's mental stability than it does the pranksters.

Except this was the most prestigious hospital in the UK handling the most prestigious patient which is now not only a laughingstock but could result in real penalties and its all on her shoulders, she alone blew it. It's easy for us to laugh about but I can understand why she might feel stress, it's a mistake that could have ended her career.

And instead she chose to permanently end her career.

If she had actually done what Hospitals require (verifying caller identidy and such), the prank would've failed miserably, no one would be any wiser, and everyone would've moved on. Instead she had no problem handing out confidential information for some random person.

If anything this exposed a serious flaw in Hospital security. The fact that a couple random douchebags could call and get private medical information ON THE ROYAL FAMILY is scarier than anything else in this whole debacle.


Pretty much this.

The DJs were being idiots by trying to pry open someone's medical records on the radio because famous people are automatically interesting, or something. Having prank-called the Queen and related in great detail the rivers of body fluids emanating from her in-law would have been much less-unfunny. It also wouldn't have worked because, unlike the hospital, the Palace doesn't employ as many idiots and would call the hospital back to vet the caller's credentials before saying boo. The hospital didn't do this and that was a really dumb move. Once you accept that the caller in fact someone important and you have a good-faith belief that you're talking to that person, any other mistakes the nurse made can be pretty quickly overlooked.

They made a moronic, ill-advised crank phone call. It wasn't like they asked the nurse not to pee for a few hours.
 
2012-12-07 01:12:23 PM  

crashdavis18: it really is the height of hypocrisy to call for these djs to be fired. morning radio has been making prank calls forever, and no one cares.


That would be, wouldn't it. You actually think no one has ever called for a morning radio DJ to be fired for a prank call?

You know what would be awkward? If this same radio station was currently on probation for something similarly wildly egregious like say having a 14 year old talk about being raped as a 12 year old while strapped to a polygraph. But people loved that prank, it had no media attention, so clearly you're right about the hypocrisy.
 
2012-12-07 01:12:32 PM  

Dinjiin: Jument: Any relatively minor bit of douchebaggery might be enough to set them off.

Except that this wasn't minor douche-baggery. The prank resulted in world-wide media attention and could have led to her job being terminated.

I would like to see these DJs lose their jobs at the least.


If those DJs read your post and kill themselves, I want you banned from electronic communication at the least.
 
2012-12-07 01:13:29 PM  

Jument: I'm not saying I agree with it, but it's the job of a DJ to create publicity for their employer. It would appear that they did their job very well in this case.


Publicity, but without liability.

Remember the DJs in LA who had a promotion where people sat on dry ice in order to win a game console? In addition to widespread media attention, guess what else happened to the radio station after several people had to be rushed to the hospital due to frost bite?
 
2012-12-07 01:13:51 PM  
I would tell the DJ's to go to hell but they're Australians so there'd be little point.
 
2012-12-07 01:14:38 PM  
Meanwhile in the palace:
thesestonewalls.com
Another Ming dynasty vase to vomit in, m'lady?
 
2012-12-07 01:15:27 PM  
Has any thought that maybe the Royal family had her killed as a lesson to both the staff in the hospital and their subjects in that penal colony way down south? Does the Royal family see the world in the terms of their divine aristocratic mandate over the stinking, lowly commoners in the rest of the world? What other conspiracy theories come out of this? Am I just asking questions?

//Sad for the poor woman. Its tough when a bad day will drive you to such actions. It gets better, right?
 
2012-12-07 01:15:46 PM  
Morning zoos have consequences.
 
2012-12-07 01:15:56 PM  

Zarquon's Flat Tire: If those DJs read your post and kill themselves, I want you banned from electronic communication at the least.


2/10
 
2012-12-07 01:17:33 PM  

scottydoesntknow: The My Little Pony Killer: AdolfOliverPanties: The My Little Pony Killer: AdolfOliverPanties: If someone got pranked and killed themselves over it, that says a lot more about the person's mental stability than it does the pranksters.

That doesn't absolve the pranksters of being douchebags though.

Never heard them. Are they any worse than any of the other morning douchebags though?

Their prank directly led to somebody making the choice to end their life. If you can't figure it out from there, there's not much I can do to help you.

They didn't force or push her to take her life. She made that choice. She could've just said "yea I farked up, time to move on." But she chose a more permanent solution instead.

Does it suck? Yea, but it's not the DJs fault that she decided the only solution was suicide when it clearly wasn't.


But it is the DJs fault for being douchebags.
 
2012-12-07 01:19:52 PM  

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Dark and lonely on a summer night
Kill my DJ, kill my DJ
The watchdog barkin', do he bite?
Kill my DJ, kill my DJ
I slip in the window
I break his neck
Then his house I start to wreck.
Got no reason, what the heck.
Kill my DJ, kill my DJ.
C-I-L-L my DJ.

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2012-12-07 01:20:06 PM  
The DJs should be arrested and charged with murder.
 
2012-12-07 01:20:17 PM  

Slaxl: Damn, ever since I saw this story first pop up in the queue I hoped it was just a terrible joke.


But the greenlight convinced you it's real? LOL!
 
2012-12-07 01:20:25 PM  
At least she wasn't sacked.
 
2012-12-07 01:20:31 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: If someone got pranked and killed themselves over it, that says a lot more about the person's mental stability than it does the pranksters.


And your attitude about suicide says a lot about you.
 
2012-12-07 01:20:56 PM  

LL316: But it is the DJs fault for being douchebags


Ohh I agree with that 110%. But they have no responsibility for the woman killing herself.
 
2012-12-07 01:21:13 PM  
Damn you FatherChaos, for beating me to it, even using using the same pic I was gonna use until I checked.
 
2012-12-07 01:21:13 PM  
Every single "morning zoo" DJ on earth should be rounded up, thrown into a pit, and buried alive. They contribute less than nothing to the human race.
 
2012-12-07 01:21:46 PM  
gilgigamesh I don't know, man. That's a stretch. Some people are one minor speeding ticket or rejected date proposal away from killing themselves.

There's a police slang term for people who've never been in trouble with the law who commit suicide after DUI arrests. Aussie Media suspends their morning guys a lot-this is so high-profile it's in "Hold Your Wee For A Wii" territory-which forced their dj's to change their (fake) names & co-host with Regis Philbin!
http://jaydedonovan.com/
 
2012-12-07 01:21:47 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Dinjiin: Except that this wasn't minor douche-baggery. The prank resulted in world-wide media attention and could have led to her job being terminated.

And if she had done what's actually required (you know, screening callers), the call never would've made it back there, confidential information never would've been leaked, and the prank would've failed miserably.


How do you screen the Queen of England? Have her confirm her birthdate? Mother's maiden name? Home address? Last four of her social?

Exactly what should she have done differently?
 
2012-12-07 01:21:53 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: If someone got pranked and killed themselves over it, that says a lot more about the person's mental stability than it does the pranksters.


True, but I'd say it's reasonable to assume as a minimum, she'd get severely reprimanded, if not fired.
 
2012-12-07 01:22:02 PM  
Official reports will read:
Cause of death: "Without precedence, unexplained, unsolvable, suicide."

Case status: "Closed."
 
2012-12-07 01:22:10 PM  
Prank phone calls are the lowest form of humour, even below puns. Proof.

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-07 01:22:24 PM  
Should we all ambush the pranksters for being morning zoo DJ idiots, or are the real culprits the administrators that badgered her for falling prey to this prank?

We will never know?
 
2012-12-07 01:23:39 PM  

BalugaJoe: The DJs should be arrested and charged with murder.


You should be charged with murder if anybody you've ever talked to killed themselves. Same absurdity
 
2012-12-07 01:23:43 PM  

Oscar_Madisons_cleaning_lady: At least she wasn't sacked.


Tagged & bagged more likely.
 
2012-12-07 01:24:12 PM  

TrixieDelite: How do you screen the Queen of England? Have her confirm her birthdate? Mother's maiden name? Home address? Last four of her social?


How do they screen other high profile people? I'm not in charge of it, but if someone can pretend to be the farking Queen of England and actually get through, that says a hell of a lot about the security measures there.
 
2012-12-07 01:24:19 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: If someone got pranked and killed themselves over it, that says a lot more about the person's mental stability than it does the pranksters.


I don;t think it was so much the prank itself but rather the after-effects of it on her life afterward. For all we know she could've been mocked ridiculed, laugh at at work, public etc.

Keep in mind this is England where they are already obsessed about KM. This nurse may have become an outcast and social pariah once the story broke.
 
2012-12-07 01:25:09 PM  
Here's my question: the radio hosts misrepresented themselves in order to gain access to information that, in the hands of the regular news-media, would have constituted an extremely valuable exclusive story.

I don't know the Australian or British legal systems very well, but given that the incentive for financial gain was clearly present, doesn't this make their behavior a criminal attempt to defraud? And wouldn't this open them up to liability for the death and/or criminal manslaughter?
 
2012-12-07 01:25:21 PM  

LL316: But it is the DJs fault for being douchebags.


If that were illegal, we could solve the debt crisis overnight.
 
2012-12-07 01:25:43 PM  
Reason # 4992387477300023883092 why there shouldn't be DJ's anywhere in the world.

What really gets me is that you know they are sitting there not feeling one shred of responsibility for it.
 
2012-12-07 01:25:57 PM  

TrixieDelite: Exactly what should she have done differently?


When I receive an unsolicited call requesting sensitive information, I call them back by looking up their company in a phone directory. So in this case, the nurse filling in for the receptionist could have called the palace's switchboard, who could have then transferred her to the queen.
 
2012-12-07 01:27:53 PM  

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a dream date in kneepads with Paul Williams,
a new Matador, a new mastodon,
a Maverick, a Mustang, a Montego,
a Merc Montclair, a Mark IV, a meteor,
a Mercedes, an MG, or a Malibu,
a Mort Moriarty, a Maserati, a Mac truck,
a Mazda, a new Monza, or a moped,
a Winnebago--Hell, a herd of Winnebago's we're giving 'em away,
or how about a McCulloch chainsaw,
a Las Vegas wedding,
a Mexican divorce,
a solid gold Kama Sutra coffee pot,
or a baby's arm holding an apple?....
 
2012-12-07 01:28:14 PM  
maybe Australian law is sufficiently different, but there is precedent for penalties...
www.insiderexclusive.com
 
2012-12-07 01:28:30 PM  

PirateKing: It wasn't even as if she was the one who gave out private information. From what I read elsewhere, she just transfered the call to the private nurse.

So she did get socially engineered, (stupidly. Like the queen doesn't have Prince William's mobile number?) but was that embarrasing enough to end it all?

Wow.

Cue the conspiracy theories though.

I think the Queen came out of the shadows like a ninja, and suffocated her with a plastic bag.


Actually, I'm sad to say that the first thing I thought before suicide was "holy crap, they killed her?!?" Then I couldn't figure out if it was the hospital or the royals who killed her. Then I realized suicide was possible.

/Then I had a sandwich.
 
2012-12-07 01:28:57 PM  

FatherChaos: Person of interest.


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