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Old 22-10-2013, 16:50
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Says it all about the attitude of the owners of the radio station?

Max Moore-Wilton, chairman of Southern Cross Media, appeared to play down the death of nurse Jacintha Saldanha three days after the prank by 2Day FM DJs Michael Christian and Mel Grieg as he spoke to shareholders in Australia.

Asked about the incident, Mr Moore-Wilton reportedly told shareholders at an AGM in Melbourne: "These incidents were unfortunate, no doubt about that.

"But in the immortal words of someone whose identity I cannot recall, s**t happens."
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Old 22-10-2013, 17:02
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I guess it does but the lady certainly had more problems unassociated with anything involving a phone prank, that said he could have expressed himself with a bit more sensitivity
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Old 22-10-2013, 17:46
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The outcome of the prank could never have been predicted but it still doesn't hurt to show some empathy.

I don't think any of the imbeciles at 2Day FM know the meaning of the word though. They showed their colours when they promoted the male DJ involved in the prank...what a fine example of humanity.
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Old 22-10-2013, 17:51
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Delightful. I agree that nobody could have known that the lady would take her own life, but saying ''shit happens'' is just dismissing is as if it's nothing. What a dsgusting creep.
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Old 22-10-2013, 18:18
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Old 22-10-2013, 18:25
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misread the OP...
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Old 22-10-2013, 18:26
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Had the lady killed herself when he made this quote..it was only 3 days after the prank
I originally read it to mean that he said it 3 days after the incident. But apparently he made the comments today: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/medi...-1226744527171

To be fair, he was basically just saying that there was no way to know that woman would have killed herself. I feel no outrage.
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Old 22-10-2013, 18:28
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I originally read it to mean that he said it 3 days after the incident. But apparently he made the comments today: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/medi...-1226744527171
I'm glad I'm not the only one who misread it ....
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Old 22-10-2013, 18:47
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Delightful. I agree that nobody could have known that the lady would take her own life, but saying ''shit happens'' is just dismissing is as if it's nothing. What a dsgusting creep.
The entire station sounds like is just a pit of vipers - from those at the top to idiots like the male DJ who shamelessly accepted a promotion.
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Old 22-10-2013, 18:48
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To be fair, he was basically just saying that there was no way to know that woman would have killed herself. I feel no outrage.
Why be so crass about it though? This guy is a professional adult...he should be capable of phrasing it better.
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Old 22-10-2013, 19:37
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If they had any sense of professionalism they would do best to keep their mouths tactfully shut from here on.

If there are such crass and crude people at the top of the tree, it should come as no surprise when those at the lower end of the scale behave as they do. If the reputation of this radio station is anything to go by, they are probably encouraged to do so.
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Old 22-10-2013, 19:38
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Q: Whats happened about the inquest?.

Supposed to be last month but was cancelled with a new date, but cannot find further referances.
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Old 22-10-2013, 19:54
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The owner of the radio station will desperately want to stop the business from going under. He's coming across as fella who doesn't care that a woman committed suicide over a prank call by two people who worked for him at the time.
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Old 22-10-2013, 19:58
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Old 22-10-2013, 20:00
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Why be so crass about it though? This guy is a professional adult...he should be capable of phrasing it better.
Well, he is Australian
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Old 22-10-2013, 20:08
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Well, he is Australian
And all Australians are like that aren't they?
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Old 22-10-2013, 22:05
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The owner of the radio station will desperately want to stop the business from going under. He's coming across as fella who doesn't care that a woman committed suicide over a prank call by two people who worked for him at the time.
She didn't commit suicide simply because of a phone call, she had serious mental health problems after numerous previous attemts to kill herself, the real question should have been how on earth she came to be employed by the hospital in the first place, was her medical history not checked?
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Old 22-10-2013, 23:18
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I originally read it to mean that he said it 3 days after the incident. But apparently he made the comments today: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/medi...-1226744527171

To be fair, he was basically just saying that there was no way to know that woman would have killed herself. I feel no outrage.
Sometimes it's not 'what' you say, it's the 'way' you say it. Which in this case is mind-bogglingly crass.
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Old 22-10-2013, 23:22
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To be fair, he was basically just saying that there was no way to know that woman would have killed herself. I feel no outrage.
The phrase is very dismissive though. It sounds like "Tough luck....get over it".
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Old 22-10-2013, 23:26
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He's right.
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Old 23-10-2013, 00:21
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Sometimes it's not 'what' you say, it's the 'way' you say it. Which in this case is mind-bogglingly crass.
Agreed. While I thought the prank was crass, I never blamed the DJs for the tragic outcome. But given what the outcome was, one would naturally expect a bit of contrition. I have had the impression throughout that Mel Greig bitterly regrets what happened, not only because of the effect on her career but out of genuine remorse. The radio stations bosses seem very little troubled.
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Old 23-10-2013, 00:35
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She didn't commit suicide simply because of a phone call, she had serious mental health problems after numerous previous attemts to kill herself, the real question should have been how on earth she came to be employed by the hospital in the first place, was her medical history not checked?
Because her attempts where not committed here ..they didn't show up on her records..she also claimed she fell and that's how she got her injuries .. So the hospital wouldn't of been aware of her previous suicide attempts ..
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Old 23-10-2013, 03:23
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So sick of this topic.
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Old 23-10-2013, 09:28
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She didn't commit suicide simply because of a phone call, she had serious mental health problems after numerous previous attemts to kill herself, the real question should have been how on earth she came to be employed by the hospital in the first place, was her medical history not checked?
Yes, but the prank call could have tipped her over the edge though.
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Old 23-10-2013, 09:45
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Yes, but the prank call could have tipped her over the edge though.
For someone so determined to kill herself, anything could have tipped her over the edge. But then I think no matter what happens, you'll always get people trying to claim her suicide was as a direct result of this call.
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