Del wrote:I think anyone would agree any loss of life is tragic. Personally I believe there's more to this woman's situation.
The young DJs are being hung out to dry over this. Upper management at the station approved chestunt and are ultimately responsible. Yes you do need permission to record a person's conversation here in Australia . Seems they didn't get it. Thing is... until the death happened everyone thought twas funny...
Can't agree with you there, Del. Everyone did not agree it was funny.
To reiterate my earlier post:
Batty wrote:... However, Christian and Greig were not setting up a politician or someone in the public eye, who may need to be brought down a peg or two, they targeted members of the nhs, with no thought as to whether the nurse / receptionist could lose their job if they succeeded, and no thought given as to what consequences their actions would bring.
Even politicians, royalty, celebrities etc., have a right to have their medical files kept private, so no excuse can be given for Christian and Greig's actions.
I hope they get banned for life.
I also totally agree with Tony.
There is far too much getting laughs at other people's expense and pushing things as far as possible. I don't like that sort of show and, at least when I last watched TV regularly, there seemed to be far too much of it.
This whole thing is another case of entertainment by making people look stupid. Until this death those DJs were being applauded for what they did. People thought it was a huge joke. And the butt of that joke was the staff at the hospital. Try putting yourself in that situation and ask yourself how easily you could shrug off millions of people thinking you were stupid. Or that your job may be under threat because of that.
I find it very easy to understand how this might have been a major contribution to the death of this nurse. It may possibly have been the final straw in a series of events. Everybody has their breaking point.
If someone is happy to take the applause when a stunt like this works, they should be prepared to take the consequences when it goes horribly wrong. If nothing else comes out of this, at least it may make idiotic pranksters think twice before exploiting another people for laughs.
Going to my school was an education in itself. Which is not to be confused with actually getting an education (Schultz)