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to feel even less sympathy for the Australian DJs after watching their interview?

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miamibeach Mon 10-Dec-12 16:15:56

Especially the guy.

The woman said she hopes the public respect the privacy of the nurses family.

Shame she didn't show the same respect of Kate's privacy.

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laptopdancer Mon 10-Dec-12 16:22:19

I found it uncomfortable viewing as he did seem a tad insincere. He avoided questions and I got the impression the two were very much "it wasnt us". A bit like "we were just following orders".

And then there was the bit where Tracey Grimshaw asked them if they had felt like they had a massive coup after it was first aired and they he said NO. Er, did anyone else see his tweets and facebook comments at the time???

And the whole "our funny accents" thing ...hmmm

diddl Mon 10-Dec-12 16:22:55

It did all seem very staged to me.

And all about how they´re feeling.

And excuses.

myBOYSareBONKERS Mon 10-Dec-12 16:24:06

I didn't feel he came across as very remorseful. She appeared more upset but so would I be if my career was in tatters.

I think they were out of order in what they did (ie hoax call) but I do not hold them responsible for the nurses death. That was a decision that she took upon her self and ultimately she did nothing wrong as she only transferred the call to the ward.

I also suspect that even though the hospital said they were supporting their employees they were more concerned with the public image and loosing money - or is that my warped view of management shining through there!

miamibeach Mon 10-Dec-12 16:24:15

millie30 Mon 10-Dec-12 16:28:37

I'm quite an emotional person, I cry very easily and I'd felt sad at reading what a state they were both supposedly in. But when I saw their interview it just left me cold. Seemed scripted and insincere, especially from the man.

Whistlingwaves Mon 10-Dec-12 16:28:38

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laptopdancer Mon 10-Dec-12 16:29:43

I think the "pleading dumb" didnt pay off for them tbh

miamibeach Mon 10-Dec-12 16:30:11

I'm glad they have finally spoken out.

But yes he came across terribly. Very much trying to shift blame.

Whistlingwaves Mon 10-Dec-12 16:30:30

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miamibeach Mon 10-Dec-12 16:32:51

Another interview (haven't watched this one yet)

Also sorry I'm not sure how to convert links on here yet.

I've only seen snippets so far, didn't really want to watch it at all. She at least has to grace to appear upset and I think it's a little unfair to say it's because her career is in tatters. She does seem genuinely shaken by what's happened. He comes across as the arrogant tosser that all the photos and everything i read about him previously led me to believe he was.

But neither of them were falling over themselves to accept any responsibility. I don't want to see them tried for manslaughter or nonsense like that but they have to take a share of the blame.

miamibeach Mon 10-Dec-12 16:34:08

Whistlingwaves that is a good point.

But I think if they hadn't spoken out soon the situation would have been made worse (if thats even possible)

soundevenfruity Mon 10-Dec-12 16:34:42

I just don't understand why all the media storm is about the DJs. The nurse commited suicide when she was due to have a meeting with her management about her mishap. The hospital was super quick to put the blame on the DJs without saying anything about their part. Her immediate family lives in Bristol, her mother is very ill in India. It looks like they really needed the money and I just don't think that well supported staff in a culture of admitting and rectifying mistakes would take their life just before having an official meeting about it.

carocaro Mon 10-Dec-12 16:34:47

I feel less sorry too, theses people need to take responsibility for their actions, of course they did not want what happened to happen, but they did not think AT ALL beyond ratings and getting themselves known more. Pranks are designed to hurt and humiliate, they are not funny, why does no one get that? If no one takes any responsibility for their own actions we could all just do what we like and to hell with it.

Not in the same league at all, but I was once phoned by a radio DJ who asked me out on behalf of a secondary school classmate (segment on Piccadilly radio in the 80's) I said no and the DJ called me boring and snooty. School was unbearable for weeks, people laughing, pointing and shouting things, one day I left school and walked home in tears. I felt so humiliated and exposed, total laughing stock.

So times that by several trillion on a global scale to even begin to think how that nurse was feeling. 'Previous fragile mental state' is utter tripe. It would have shaken most if us.

Whistlingwaves Mon 10-Dec-12 16:37:48

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soundevenfruity Mon 10-Dec-12 16:37:52

carocaro, excactly my point: the DJ was the catalyst but your school teachers obviously didn't handle it terribly well.

Thisisaeuphemism Mon 10-Dec-12 16:40:52

I did feel their insistence that the accents were really daft and with the dogs etc they didn't think anyone would fool for it was disingenuous - it shifted the onus back on the nurse for fooling for it.
If DS tried an apology like that I would make him do it again.

Doilooklikeatourist Mon 10-Dec-12 16:45:38

They seemed very sorry for themselves , full of self pity .
Not much remorse shown .

carocaro Mon 10-Dec-12 16:45:41

The school were great, held an assembly, suspended some pupils, but it was out of the schools control, week night radio. School could hardly stop the jibes as I walked to school. My parents wrote to the radio station and never got a response eg: they could not care less. I even got pranks calls from pupils at home, my parents had to change number and go x directory.

specialsubject Mon 10-Dec-12 16:46:35

they came across like the school bullies being finally told off and getting a taste of what it is like to be on the receiving end. That's what 'prankers' are.

They obtained details about a patient's medical condition by deception.

I also agree that they could not have expected what happened, and should not be tried/sued/whatever, but the whole thing needs to stop. I believe we outgrew Beadle-type nonsense some years ago (at least I hope so) and it is time everyone else did.

TheCrackFox Mon 10-Dec-12 16:49:35

They really should have just issued a heartfelt apology and a request that the nurse's family's privacy is respected.

HoolioHallio Mon 10-Dec-12 16:52:18

Pathetic 'show.' Victim blaming and their endless shifting of responsibility away from themselves made me feel sick. WHEN will all of those who played a part in this tragedy, beginning with those DJs and ending with the 'nobodies' of internet forums just bloody well say sorry ? And mean it ? sad

Solola Mon 10-Dec-12 16:56:05

They clearly felt most sorry for themselves!

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