The title of a CNN article released on December 11, 2012 is “Radio personalities apologize for prank call to duchess’s hospital” (Web-site/URL: http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/10/world/asia/australia-radio-personalities/index.html).
“The two Australian radio personalities who made the prank phone call to a British hospital caring for the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton) made tearful apologies Monday (December 10, 2012) for making the call, which may have led to the suicide of a nurse who spoke to the pair.
“Mel Greig and Michael Christian, both crying at times, told two Australian television shows Monday (December 10, 2012) that their thoughts are with the family of Jacintha Saldanha, the 46-year-old nurse who put the prank call through to the ward where the duchess was”.
“Saldanha apparently committed suicide Friday (December 7, 2012)”. Saldanha obviously thought that she had made a HUGE UNFORGIVABLE mistake.
“on the program “Today, Tonight“, Greig said: “”I’m VERY SADDENED and SADDENED for the family and I can’t imagine what they’ve been going through“. REALLY? This is ironic, given the fact that these DJs didn’t take the nurse’s CULTURE into account/consideration.
“Christian described himself as “GUTTED, shattered and HEARTBROKEN. For the part we played, we’re INCREDIBLY SORRY (?)” ARE THEY? REALLY?
Meanwhile these two have just been VILIFIED and we mean VILIFIED/TRASHED on social media networks such as Facebook. According to “one post on 2DayFM’s Facebook page”. “This death is ON YOUR CONSCIENCE” or SHOULD BE “on your conscience”. Again, we must pose the question: IS IT? IS this death “on (the) conscience” of Mel Grieg and Michael Christian?
“Several posters accused Greig and Christian of having “BLOOD on your hands“. Again, these comments are NASTY. Some, in fact, are so NASTY that they couldn’t be broadcast/we can’t share them.
“in an interview with the program “A Current Affair“, Christian said: “This was put through EVERY filter that everything is put through before it makes it to air“. Well, whoever was screening the material clearly missed something.
“But Christian said he DID NOT know what that vetting process entailed”. “I’m certainly NOT aware of what filters it (the ad) needs to pass through. Our role is JUST to record and get the audio“. This is the latest example of DEFENSIVE behavior, a fundamental characteristic of “Difficult People” (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI).
Greig went on: “We WANTED TO BE (?) HUNG UP ON with our SILLY VOICES“. They realized that what they did was “silly”. So they did this just for A KICK/FUN?
Christian added: “We ASSUMED that we’d be hung up on and THAT WOULD BE THAT“. Again this WAS NOT the case.
Grieg continued: “It was never MEANT TO go that far. It was meant to be A SILLY LITTLE PRANK that so many people have done before”. Again, this was clearly NOT the case.
“IF (?) we played any involvement in her death, then we’re very sorry for that“. OF COURSE they “played” A HUGE ROLE “in her death”.
“It’s THE WORST (?) phone call I’VE HAD (to make) in my life“. THIS IS A CIRCUS.
“There’s not a minute that goes by that we don’t think about her family and what they must be going through and the thought that we may have played a part in that is GUT-WRENCHING“.
“I DON’T even want to think about going back on air,TO BE HONEST (?)” This is ANOTHER CIRCUS.
Christian went on: “I’m still trying to make sense of it all“. ANOTHER CIRCUS. ” WE’RE PEOPLE TOO“. Again, this is DEFENSIVE (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI).
Finally, “Greig said she’d WILLINGLY (?) face Saldanha’s family if it would help bring them closure”. “If that’s gonna make them feel better, then I’ll do what I HAVE TO DO“. The question is: ARE THEY (Saldanha’s family) WILLING TO MEET WITH Greig? “”I’ve thought about this a million times in my head, that I’ve wanted to just reach out to them and just GIVE THEM A BIG HUG and SAY SORRY. I HOPE THEY’RE OK, I REALLY DO“.
The fallout/backlash from a hoax that went HORRIBLY/TERRIBLY/AWFULLY wrong continue.