thats a terrible story. don't listen to the radio at all becuase they are all idiots, I don't like the prank calls either, surprised nobody has ever had a heart attack from one and died
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Originally Posted by Peter Mooresforever 63*
i didn't know prank calls were still a thing
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Will say this once and then nothing else. Defamation laws quite clear in Aus.be careful.
Coles just dropped their advertising to 2DayFM.
This could get really ugly for the station.
don't really think coles had to do that
I think they are pre-empting the storm.
ACMA is already receiving a hell of a lot of complaints, and no doubt Coles PR will have had to deal with a lot of tweets, FB comments and emails.
i mean it's a ****ing awful thing to do, but it was a ****ing awful thing to do yesterday...
oh i'm not complaining about the boycott/misunderstanding the causes at all. i just find some of the outrage in both hemispheres... slightly confected.
You can never be responsible for somebody taking their own life
She was obviously mentally ill to start with
What they did had no dark motive - there was no evil in their heart
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For what it's worth, I agree in a broad sense (radio prank calls, beh) and don't think these guys are responsible but, whilst:
Most people, given the wrong set of circumstances, can be susceptible to an acute mental episode. Truth is, the evidence base for suicidality in general is fairly thin, studying suicidal people, shall we say, is ethically questionable if they're alive and somewhat impossible if they do they're dead. The whole thing at the clinical level is ruled by judgement and experience because it's really tough to predict. Doesn't automatically make them ill in a chronic sense, but.
It's such a ****ed-up area to work in, no kidding. Even someone displaying a desire to seek help doesn't say that much; they could be doing it because they haven't really settled on the method yet and want to pump nurses for info about the most painless ways, display a sharp uptick in mood because they've decided, get released as an outpatient and go walk in front of a truck.
It was horrible to see that the nurse in question took her own life after the prank the other day, and I absolutely hate commercial radio, but I agree with others that some of the reactions to it are a little over the top. The DJs in question would obviously be feeling terrible, but if you had to worry that something you said or did to someone might push them to suicide then you'd never say or do anything to anyone ever.
There's no way they could have foreseen this reaction from the prank they played. There was no malice in it whatsoever (from what I've heard on the tape anyway). I'm shocked she's taken her own life after it, and there are obviously other issues at play.
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These ****s (by which I mean the management of Austereo) have form though. They deserve all the **** they get.
Yeah look I don't particularly like the radio station (never listen to it), but the two DJs shouldn't be hung out to dry for this.
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