Hoax calls

Reading this morning's paper I notice some people were amused at the hoax perpetrated by two 2Day FM talking heads prior to the news of the hoaxed nurses suicide. Making telephone calls that make decent honest folk going about their business look rediculous is funny? I listened to a spokesman for Auststereo describing how devastated they were at the news of the suicide and how they were worried about the two talking heads. They are receiving counselling FFS. In my opinion the only counselling they should be getting is from Centre Link. Poor taste merchants making people look stupid for ratings - a good reason not to listen to FM radio. Today the station claims they tried to phone the Hospital before they put the hoax to air. This is the first time that it has been mentioned so it looks like an invention to me and I wonder if they approached this alleged call with the same vigour applied to the original call. On Saturday Southern Cross Austereo chief executive Rhys Holleran said the two presenters involved were "shattered" by Ms Saldanha's death, but said he was confident no laws were broken. No laws broken!   It's not about the law you scruff,  it's about poor taste and the obvious lack of any standards of decency.

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