The Woman that The Radio Presenters killed

By now, we're all familiar with the story. Two Radio presenters, yes, those two good looking people below...
made a prank call to the indubitably private King James VII hospital (The hospital that Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge was being treated in), during which they pretended to be the Queen and Prince Charles. Jacintha was on duty at the reception when they called, and she put them through to a nurse who divulged private information about the Duchess.

This here, is Jacintha Saldanha

The media backlash regarding her cock up was massive. Days after the incident she killed herself.

Now the moment you've all been waiting for, what do I think about this?

I think they killed her. It is truly unfortunate that what they considered a harmless prank resulted in the loss of a life but we must remember that had they not made that phone call, that nurse might still be alive today.

Reports say that the DJs Mel Greig and Michael Christian are ready to speak. I fear that unless their words are so moving that they literally turn back the hands of time they will be for nought. After all a sympathetic murderer is still a murderer.

Happy Days,


Anonymous said...

Hey, I just wanted to say that I don't really agree. I think the prank was just a final trigger for the nurse, and no one could reasonably foresee a suicide as the consequence of a prank. She was probably dealing with issues beforehand, and in that way, a fight with her boss could have been the trigger. Love your stuff.

Afam said...

Thanks so much for this meaningful and argumentative comment. Yes no one could possibly have foreseen such an outcome, but isn't that the problem with pranks?

Anonymous said...

Hey, I'm so sorry, I just saw this! For what its worth, 3 weeks late, yes that is the problem with pranks, but they are as likely to lead to an unfortunate incident as rudely bumping into someone on the tube that's having a bad day. That's the problem with social interaction really.

Afam said...

Maybe you have the right of it.

Anonymous said...

A tweet I came across shed light on the situation "anyone who believes the pranksters' phonecall has to do with her suicide has grossly misunderstood the nature of mental illness". One mustn't fall victim to sensationalist journalism :)

Afam said...

I disagree. While it is unrealistic and undoubtedly wrong to claim that she killed herself because of a phone call, it would be even worse to suggest that it had nothing to do with her death. While the piece is rather sensationalist, I fear that the messgae behind it was lost. We often do not know the consequences of our actions, that is why it is extremely important to tread carefully in all dealings.

Happy Days.

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