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2012-12-07 02:12:11 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?


So I suppose you don't blame Javon's girlfriend for him killing himself either? If she hadn't been standing in front of his gun when he fired at her multiple times, he would not have killed her thus immediately sending him into a state of painful remorse where he felt his only escape was to blow his own brains out in front of his GM and Coach. Someone should sue her.
 
2012-12-07 02:12:35 PM  
How do we know that this isn't just an elaborate prank to prank the pranksters?

/prank
 
2012-12-07 02:12:45 PM  

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: For all intense and purposes, what you did would be "devolving".


...like using "intense" there

/or did I just step into a meme?
 
2012-12-07 02:14:22 PM  
Oh, and if this is not a prank: where's the vaunted English stiff upper lip?
 
2012-12-07 02:18:46 PM  
I've never understood the appeal of this kind of "humor."

I understand and often experience Schadenfreude, but public, global humiliation of a private person doesn't seem the least bit funny to me. I would say it's childish, but I didn't understand it when I was a child either.
 
2012-12-07 02:23:08 PM  
// exit fark mode

This poor lady was just living her life, working everyday and suddenly got pushed into a world wide news story by being ridiculed by these radio idiots. Mentally stable or not, that's a lot for anyone to endure. I always thought a joke was funny if BOTH people got a laugh out of it, not just the prankster.

// ok, back to my life on fark.
 
2012-12-07 02:23:21 PM  

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.


None of the posters of this comment need help. it was the person who is dead that needed help. I would not have wanted to be one of the dead nurses patients seeing how mentally fragile she was.
 
2012-12-07 02:24:16 PM  
What a suicide-inducing radio jockey may look like: www.wearysloth.com

/too obscure?
 
2012-12-07 02:25:16 PM  

DickDarlington: I always thought a joke was funny if BOTH people got a laugh out of it, not just the prankster.


This. Anything else and you're just being a dick.
 
2012-12-07 02:28:45 PM  
In my mind the DJ's crossed the line when they attempted to induce someone to break the law by doing something they well knew to be illegal (releasing private patient information). Not only should they lose their jobs, they should be facing charges. The hospital broke the law by releasing private information, the DJ's broke the law by accessing private information.

Let's say some DJ's call some random schmuck and pretend to be his next door neighbor. They tell him they're trapped in the basement and he needs to come and break into the house to set him free. The guy does so and is shot dead by the homeowner who has no idea what is going on and believes a burglar is breaking into his house. Are the DJ's off the hook? Can they simply say "Oh it was just a PRANK! He should have confirmed who we were before he broke the law"?

Playing a joke on someone is one thing, tricking someone into breaking the law, whether that person should know better or not, is going too far, period.
 
2012-12-07 02:28:58 PM  

sleep lack: [img803.imageshack.us image 850x462]
...... Fark.........


Nice. Exactly what I was reminded of.
 
2012-12-07 02:31:01 PM  
the djs admited they didnt think their prank would succeed.We'ver all participated in a phone prank of somesort at least once and the fact that this one may have lead to a suicide sucks but it was still just a prank and one whose tradition doesnt generally result in death.Quality nurses are becoming a highly priced commodity and civilization at large cant afford to lose one whose career was still on the upswing. The djs' are schmucks but not malicious
 
2012-12-07 02:31:22 PM  

EyeballKid: david_gaithersburg: And we thought that the Clintons were the only royal family running around killing people having people die of apparent suicides.

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 228x177]\
O RLY?


.
Want to know how I know you were born after the Clinton administration?
 
2012-12-07 02:34:18 PM  

bonobo73: What a suicide-inducing radio jockey may look like: [www.wearysloth.com image 320x240]

/too obscure?


The Fisher King is not obscure dude!
 
2012-12-07 02:34:46 PM  

david_gaithersburg: EyeballKid: david_gaithersburg: And we thought that the Clintons were the only royal family running around killing people having people die of apparent suicides.

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 228x177]\
O RLY?

.
Want to know how I know you were born after the Clinton administration?


Wanna know how I know you're trollin'?


/adios pendejo
 
2012-12-07 02:36:01 PM  

minnesotaboy: Was it Weenie and the Butt?


images4.wikia.nocookie.net

No way..they already got canned. Its Dingo and the Baby now.
 
2012-12-07 02:37:50 PM  

Lego_Addict: The Fisher King is not obscure dude!


preshrunk.info

hypenotice.com

The Dude in Fisher King is slightly more obscure than the other Dude. 

/Kaoru Bettu FTW
 
2012-12-07 02:37:51 PM  

Millennium: OtherLittleGuy: Hmmmm....wondering if the radio pranksters will be indicted for manslaughter.

/not snark, srsly

I doubt it. Prank-call victims get mad, and sometimes they even get scared depending on the type or frequency of call. Everyone knows this; it's the reason people make prank calls, and why they are jerks for doing so. But nobody ever anticipates that the victim of a prank call might kill themselves, especially when you only call them once. That just isn't a part of normal human psychology, or even most abnormal human psychologies. No one would expect it; no one would even entertain the possibility. Indeed, we'd look at someone who anticipated the possibility as overthinking things.

End result: the pranksters are jerks, but I don't think it's fair to hold them liable for manslaughter. No one could have foreseen this. These guys are going to have to carry the weight of the fact that their actions led to someone's death, even though they didn't mean it, and that will prove to be punishment enough.


Except... the law already has something about that. It's called the "you take your victim as you find him rule", otherwise known as the eggshell skull rule. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eggshell_skull

If you trespass and cause someone a heart attack, it's your fault. If you prank someone and they kill themselves? I'm unsure if that'd be enough, but I'd have to see the case.
 
2012-12-07 02:38:13 PM  

bonobo73: /too obscure?


biatch...please....you must be new here.
 
2012-12-07 02:39:15 PM  

bonobo73: What a suicide-inducing radio jockey may look like: [www.wearysloth.com image 320x240]

/too obscure?


Films nominated for numerous Academy Awards are the opposite of obscure.
 
2012-12-07 02:40:12 PM  
Have we heard ANYTHING about HOW she might have actually died, other than the reports of her just being found dead?
 
2012-12-07 02:40:31 PM  
DickDarlington: I always thought a joke was funny if BOTH people got a laugh out of it, not just the prankster.


Nearly every joke has a "victim".
The victim rarely finds it funny. Even when it is.
 
2012-12-07 02:41:17 PM  
I can't wait for the conspiracy nuts to generate a story for this one.
 
2012-12-07 02:44:15 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.


Lots of people care. Lots of people think obtaining medical records under false pretenses is a serious crime that should have resulted in these farkers being charged in the UK in absentia. Lots of people think that people who fark up other people's lives without a care in the world should be dealt with harshly ALL the time.

So Just because you dont care doesnt mean noone else does.
 
2012-12-07 02:44:24 PM  
Of course... that's what they expect us to believe.

/I swear I don't wear a tinfoil hat
 
2012-12-07 02:45:18 PM  
I swear I read in a different article that the police were considering charges against the DJs for impersonation fraud, but now I can't find it. Turns out that what they did was against Australian broadcasting rules too. Oh, and it might considered wiretapping in the UK if you record another person without their consent and then share it with others.

Regardless of the outcome, your prank pretty much sucks from the get go if one or more parts of it are illegal. Doubly so if you then share it in public as widely as possible.
 
2012-12-07 02:48:38 PM  
Wow.

I don't see where TFA mentions suicide in any way, either accidentally or deliberately. While it's possible of course, maybe even probable, it could also be a tragic coincidence. My first thought was actually some Royal Family thug, or some rabid Royalist fan, got to her.

TFA also doesn't mention that she ever actually violated her job's accepted screening practices. Especially in a highly publicized incident like this, it would likely be a firing offense if she did violate whatever rules she had, but she wasn't fired. Embarassed, yes, enough to commit suicide, yes possibly, if she was already hanging by a frayed thread. But she didn't necessarily do anything wrong whatsoever. I'll also guess that health information protection in the U.K. may be quite different than in the U.S.

Still, DJ's pulling a stunt that could get someone fired, especially harried hospital personnel, do deserve to be the ones fired themselves. There seems to be no doubt they did that much, at least. And you know they must be feeling miserable over not thinking out their cunning plan all the way through and dealing with the yet-unconfirmed possibility that it was a suicide. And of course, they will be labeled for it for the rest of their lives regardless of the autopsy outcome. This followup part of the story will never get the publicity that the first part has. I almost feel sorry for them. Almost, but not quite.

I do feel very sorry for the woman's family, that's for sure.
 
2012-12-07 02:49:20 PM  
A prank call can be funny IF it succeeding is a: not illegal and b: likely to be funny to everyone concerned after the fact.

A prank call around a sick pregnant woman in hospital isnt even slightly funny under and circumstances. There just isnt any way this could have been a legitimate thing to do for lulz. It treats everyone concerned as your personal playthings without giving a fark about their lives.

At least these particular shiatbags should be out of the media forever.
 
2012-12-07 02:55:58 PM  
No, your missing the black helicopters. The royal family made her "disappear".

the death was faked, and they moved her to a "secure location" because she knows the sex of the baby. she'll be kept in seclusion for a year and then released under a new name.

what did you think i meant by "disappear"?
 
2012-12-07 02:56:10 PM  

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: BigNumber12: BigNumber12: what's the worse that could happen


Why do people do this?

Oh, because language is evolving. I always forget that.

Getting a word wrong in an age-old phrase is not evolving.


Yeah, that was my joke. Might want to check the batteries in your sarcasm detector.


DontMakeMeComeBackThere: For all intense and purposes


You're joking, right?


DontMakeMeComeBackThere: For all intense and purposes, what you did would be "devolving".


What did I do?
 
2012-12-07 02:57:24 PM  
long before weenie and the butt...

www.fullhousereviewed.com

/hotlinked
 
2012-12-07 02:58:01 PM  

BigNumber12: DontMakeMeComeBackThere: For all intense and purposes

You're joking, right?


Joking? Quite the contrary, his purposes are intense.
 
2012-12-07 02:58:35 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.


It's a bit more then getting pranked. When working for a hospital a breach of confidentiality is worse then accidentally killing someone. A violation such as this would not only cost her job, but very well her career as well since no hospital is going to hire when they find out "breech of confidentiality" as her response for leaving her previous employee, and this joke didn't have to go global for that to happen.

This was a career ending prank she fell for.
 
2012-12-07 03:03:38 PM  

lennavan: BigNumber12: DontMakeMeComeBackThere: For all intense and purposes

You're joking, right?

Joking? Quite the contrary, his purposes are intense.


It's "for all intensive purposes" dumbasses.
 
2012-12-07 03:04:37 PM  

lennavan: 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.


right. people complain about everything and anything. the point was that management has never called djs out for prank calls, so why start now? some may say that there is a small bit of a difference between making rape jokes and prank calls. those people are generally referred to as having a sense of perspective.
 
2012-12-07 03:07:56 PM  
I told a telemarketer to go fark off one day.
The next day she killed herself.
Am I guilty?
 
2012-12-07 03:10:11 PM  
 
2012-12-07 03:12:03 PM  

stonicus: I told a telemarketer to go fark off one day.
The next day she killed herself.
Am I guilty?


No.. if you phoned her house pretending to be her boss and told her she was fired and she killed herself you would be though..
 
2012-12-07 03:14:00 PM  

gaspode: 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.

Lots of people care. Lots of people think obtaining medical records under false pretenses is a serious crime that should have resulted in these farkers being charged in the UK in absentia. Lots of people think that people who fark up other people's lives without a care in the world should be dealt with harshly ALL the time.

So Just because you dont care doesnt mean noone else does.


well, who really cares who all cares? not the point. if management regularly condones prank calls and all of the other silly things that occur on morning radio, then when something like this happens, it would be hypocritical to get upset.
 
2012-12-07 03:16:31 PM  
Weenie and the Butt have been pulled off the air "until further notice".
 
2012-12-07 03:17:27 PM  
FTA: A spokesman for St. James's Palace said that William, the Duke of Cambridge, and Kate were "deeply saddened" by the necessity of Saldanha's death.
 
2012-12-07 03:17:35 PM  

TheSignPost: scottydoesntknow: TheSignPost: Either by being suspended without pay or people who listen to their show basically saying "I'm gonna listen to another station."


No matter what happens, unless the outcome is *not* suicide, those two have no further career on the radio. Their on-air time is over. In fact, they'll be lucky if someone doesn't kill them.

Am I advocating that? No. Just saying it's likely.

Why are the DJs deaths/murders likely? What have they done to warrant murder?


Have you read any of the press? Any of the "I hope you die" sentiment in response to her death?

What have they done to *warrant* being killed? Nothing. But that wasn't the point I was making.


Is that the press saying that, or did you read it in the comments section of some article?
 
2012-12-07 03:18:40 PM  
how do you mistake the voice of an australian morning radio DJ for the queen?
 
2012-12-07 03:19:26 PM  

crashdavis18:

well, who really cares who all cares? not the point. if management regularly condones prank calls and all of the other silly things that occur on morning radio, then when something like this happens, it would be hypocritical to get upset.


It would be hypocritical for management to get upset, not for the rest of us.
 
2012-12-07 03:19:56 PM  
This sounds an awful lot like white people problems
 
2012-12-07 03:19:56 PM  

gaspode: stonicus: I told a telemarketer to go fark off one day.
The next day she killed herself.
Am I guilty?

No.. if you phoned her house pretending to be her boss and told her she was fired and she killed herself you would be though..


I'll do that next time then... =)
 
2012-12-07 03:19:57 PM  

dennysgod: 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.

It's a bit more then getting pranked. When working for a hospital a breach of confidentiality is worse then accidentally killing someone. A violation such as this would not only cost her job, but very well her career as well since no hospital is going to hire when they find out "breech of confidentiality" as her response for leaving her previous employee, and this joke didn't have to go global for that to happen.

This was a career ending prank she fell for.


I am going to assume you meant "for the hospital" in relation to the bolded part.

All this prank did was prove that this nurse was as gullible as Sarah Palin when DJs pranked her pretending to the the President of France. I am saddened that the lady took her life, but I can't hold the DJs responsible.

She could get another job if the hospital let her go, and they hadn't fired her. The Palace even said they were not upset about the prank happening. This lady jumped the gun big time.

Hell, in today's society she could have become famous because of it.
 
2012-12-07 03:24:31 PM  
"well, who really cares who all cares? not the point. if management regularly condones prank calls and all of the other silly things that occur on morning radio, then when something like this happens, it would be hypocritical to get upset."

Yeah! Just like people have been bashing gays and bullying kids at school and owning slaves! Why change that? Leave it alone!

Oh no, wait...some of us want to evolve. Hypocritical? No. The realization of the fact that this sort of thing is low brow, ignorant and just mean? Yes. This is the thing that happens that causes changes to be made. It's the thing that causes the majority to say, "Yeah, that's enough. How about we grow up?"
 
2012-12-07 03:24:50 PM  
www.slantmagazine.com
Person of interest.

images4.wikia.nocookie.net

Also wanted for questioning.
 
2012-12-07 03:25:47 PM  

trappedspirit: This sounds an awful lot like white people problems


She wasnt white.
 
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