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2012-12-07 12:12:43 PM  
*worst?
 
2012-12-07 12:19:45 PM  
Damn, talk about serious job stress.
 
2012-12-07 12:20:45 PM  
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.
 
2012-12-07 12:20:56 PM  
Damn, ever since I saw this story first pop up in the queue I hoped it was just a terrible joke.
 
2012-12-07 12:22:30 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.


That doesn't absolve the pranksters of being douchebags though.
 
2012-12-07 12:24:36 PM  

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?
 
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.
 
2012-12-07 12:29:49 PM  
Remember when Nancy Grace drove a women to take her life?  Good times.
 
2012-12-07 12:30:23 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.


I don't know, man. That's a stretch. Some people are one minor speeding ticket or rejected date proposal away from killing themselves.
 
2012-12-07 12:30:30 PM  
Hmmmm....wondering if the radio pranksters will be indicted for manslaughter.

/not snark, srsly
 
2012-12-07 12:31:06 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?


Well, they're Australian.
 
2012-12-07 12:31:51 PM  
Since news broke of Saldanha's death, the radio personalities, Michael Christian and Mel Greig of 2Day FM, have both deleted their Twitter accounts after tweeting about the success of the prank throughout the week.

Slammed much?
 
2012-12-07 12:33:02 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.


Yes and no. If the person was already nearly-suicidal, it may have pushed them over the edge. It's still the pranksters fault for being douchenozzels to a sweet person, but the problem with pranksters is they don't tend to think about the people they might be hurting, using the "it's all in good fun" defense.
 
2012-12-07 12:33:15 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.


Are you a wizard?
 
2012-12-07 12:33:33 PM  
Anyone beside me thinking this is a prank being played on the pranksters?
 
2012-12-07 12:33:45 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.


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.
 
2012-12-07 12:33:53 PM  

gilgigamesh: 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.

I don't know, man. That's a stretch. Some people are one minor speeding ticket or rejected date proposal away from killing themselves.


This. People who kill themselves are by definition unstable. Any relatively minor bit of douchebaggery might be enough to set them off.
 
2012-12-07 12:33:54 PM  
And we thought that the Clintons were the only royal family running around killing people having people die of apparent suicides.
 
2012-12-07 12:34:31 PM  
What a terrible story.
 
2012-12-07 12:34:33 PM  
what's the worse that could happen


Why do people do this?
 
2012-12-07 12:34:43 PM  

gilgigamesh: 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.

I don't know, man. That's a stretch. Some people are one minor speeding ticket or rejected date proposal away from killing themselves.


She probably thought she was going to lose her job as soon as the attention was off her, I know a few people personally, up against a wall of debt and obligations, who'd consider suicide if they lost their job right now. That was a shiatty "prank", really just a way to get a scoop on a story, you don't fark with someone's livelihood to make a joke, imo.
 
2012-12-07 12:35:08 PM  
The Duke of Edinburgh gets away with it again.
 
2012-12-07 12:35:13 PM  

gilgigamesh: 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.

I don't know, man. That's a stretch. Some people are one minor speeding ticket or rejected date proposal away from killing themselves.


If your prank can plausibly lead to someone getting fired, I'd say that discretion is the better course of action. Granted, the nurse in question didn't get fired, but I'd be surprised if she didn't suddenly find herself fighting to keep her job as a result of this, which is almost certainly more stress than a minor speeding ticket or a rejected date, especially when you add all the attention that she undoubtedly got subjected to by rabid fans of the Royals.

Under those circumstances, I don't think that the DJs can or should be held legally responsible, nor even morally culpable, but I certainly think that the deserve to be shamed for their prank and that they ought to -- assuming they have a spec of decency -- feel horrible about the outcome and the fact that they contributed to it.

I certainly wouldn't weep for them if they lost their own jobs over all of this. It might be an object lesson to other DJs about the limits of these kinds of stunts.
 
2012-12-07 12:35:25 PM  

BigNumber12: what's the worse that could happen


Why do people do this?


Oh, because language is evolving. I always forget that.
 
2012-12-07 12:36:18 PM  

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\
O RLY?
 
2012-12-07 12:36:18 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
 
2012-12-07 12:37:12 PM  
Obama killed her?
 
2012-12-07 12:37:23 PM  

reillan: 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.

Yes and no. If the person was already nearly-suicidal, it may have pushed them over the edge. It's still the pranksters fault for being douchenozzels to a sweet person, but the problem with pranksters is they don't tend to think about the people they might be hurting, using the "it's all in good fun" defense.


For the lulz
 
2012-12-07 12:37:27 PM  
So these retards ruined a girls life and their own careers in one fell swoop. That really sucks - prank calls are the most unfunny "prank" out there.

/I hated the Jerky Boys
 
2012-12-07 12:37:30 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.


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.
 
2012-12-07 12:38:35 PM  
Calm down, Internets. In the first place, a quick read of the article didn't reveal any claims of suicide. Still "unexplained" pending an autopsy. Secondly, the Aussie DJs are douchebags, but would be in no way responsible for crazy old lady suicide.
 
2012-12-07 12:38:39 PM  
Everyone who listens to Morning Zoo type radio should be ashamed.

What? And now someone's gone and killed herself!
 
2012-12-07 12:38:46 PM  

monoski: Obama killed her?


I knew it! That villain
 
2012-12-07 12:38:53 PM  

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.
 
2012-12-07 12:39:41 PM  
She can be reincarnated as a DJ on a morning radio zoo.
 
2012-12-07 12:39:41 PM  

ITGreen: *worst?


heh heh...subby beat my submission by 2 minutes and farked it up.

/my headline may have been better, but wasn't anything special
//still goose-egging the greens
 
2012-12-07 12:39:49 PM  
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.
 
2012-12-07 12:40:15 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.


Agreed. Nobody who isn't already very seriously suicidal would end their life over something so trivial. Hell, I think back to the times where I was suicidal (hooray for meds!), and of all the things that could have made me snap, a prank call wasn't even on the list.
 
2012-12-07 12:41:07 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


He called the pranksters douchebags. Where'd you get the death penalty from?

And you don't find prank-calling a hospital about a patient's medical info douchbaggy?

/farkin' idiot
 
2012-12-07 12:41:25 PM  
Holy shiat.

gilgigamesh: 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.

I don't know, man. That's a stretch. Some people are one minor speeding ticket or rejected date proposal away from killing themselves.


I dunno, the way I read his comment it came across as "the DJs are not blameless." I think he's right. The difference between a rejected date/speeding ticket and this is in this case the DJs did something wrong. There's nothing wrong with rejecting someone for a date.

But I also agree with you, someone who kills themselves over something like this also clearly had their own major issues, this was only the tipping factor.
 
2012-12-07 12:41:26 PM  

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.
 
2012-12-07 12:41:29 PM  
I'll bet those DJs are feeling pretty silly now.
Those wacky morning rascals.
 
2012-12-07 12:41:34 PM  
NEVER %$@K with the Royal Family
 
2012-12-07 12:41:41 PM  

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.
 
2012-12-07 12:42:08 PM  
So I'm clear on the rules, either (1) the DJ's were directly responsible for this death and should be considered the most heinous criminals imaginable; or (2) The DJ's are innocent choirboys unfairly associated with an affair in which they had absolutely no role. No other options, right?
 
2012-12-07 12:42:17 PM  
www.digitaltrends.com

Person of interest.
 
2012-12-07 12:42:19 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 was thinking more on the line of the nation's mental stability. If everyone around her was laughing about it as a good joke, she would not feel so terrible, I am guessing.
 
2012-12-07 12:42:22 PM  
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.
 
2012-12-07 12:42:35 PM  
It was because she released those ultrasound pictures, wasn't it?

o.onionstatic.com
 
2012-12-07 12:42:36 PM  
You guys think it was "suicide"? Ha! She got Breitbarted.

Damn you! Fartlizabethbonga!!

/tinfoil hat off
 
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