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The masters of hypocrisy: the British tabloids
The two DJs at the centre of the royal prank tragedy will break their silence on two commercial TV networks tonight.
I am sick of the unmitigated hypocrisy flying around over the prank and the subsequent tragedy. Much of it from those masters of hypocrisy, the British tabloids.
They’re accusing the young Sydney DJs, Michael Christian and Mel Greig, of having blood on their hands. The British tabloids!
Remember these were the people who tapped a young murder victim’s phone to read her messages. They can lecture no one on media ethics.
For anyone in our industry, it would hypercritical to blame the FM DJs for this tragedy. In FM land it’s pranks, in talkback radio it’s fiery debate. We do it all the time on 3AW; We constantly criticize people - politicians, union leaders, councils, ordinary Joes who do or say something controversial. It’s all free speech; it’s what our democracy, our industry thrives on.
But we have no idea how those we criticize will react; No idea how it will affect them mentally.
And you as callers, when you exercise your freedom of speech, voice your opinions about a politician, an official, someone in the news, other callers, you have no idea how your attacks on them or even on presenters may affect them mentally.
In fact such direct criticism is probably more likely to trigger an adverse response than the 2Day FM silly prank.
What happened to Jacintha Saldanha was an unspeakable tragedy, but it was unforeseeable.
Shockwaves will ripple through our industry. There will rightly be greater caution about pranks.
But please let’s stop the self-righteous twaddle and stop the talk of kneejerk regulation and control of the media.
Mark, you are a dill, why are the UK press not going after the hospital? As
@GIW stated it was the hospitals fault that it went as far as it did, they should have had someone there to manage such calls where Kate was concerned.Willow Tuesday 11 December, 2012 - 5:11 PM
Well well well.....what a surprise...not! Good old Nick displaying his "leftist" leanings again by going after the UK Press who are quite rightly appalled at the death of a caring nurse and loving mother by two adolescents looking to get cheap laughs.Mark Tuesday 11 December, 2012 - 2:50 PM
bravo nick well put i belive your so correct.merry xmas to you old fella.bushiepete Tuesday 11 December, 2012 - 8:10 AM
Un-Australian behavior :-(Sween's Tuesday 11 December, 2012 - 7:57 AM
Well said Nick (and I never agree with you). Why doesn't someone investigate what the hospital management said to her? I would say it's far more likely that it's them with blood on their hands.Sarita Monday 10 December, 2012 - 9:17 PM
This was not the 2 DJs fault, the blame should be levelled at the hospital for not having protocols in place and the radio station bosses for OKing this prank. This hospital has royalty as patients all the time and I bet when Prince Phillip was there not long back there would have been a PR person, or such, to field off any calls. So get off the DJs backs you pommy gits and lay the blame where it belongs.GIW Monday 10 December, 2012 - 7:43 PM