Nurse Jacintha Saldanha was found dead on Friday morning of an apparent suicide after a pair of Australian radio DJs posed as the Queen and Prince Charles and prank called the hospital where Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton was admitted last week, and now the two DJs are speaking out for the first time since being blamed for her death. The Daily Mail says:
Mel Greig, 30, and Michael Christian, 25, who work for Sydney radio station 2Day FM, gave two interviews in Australia to Clare Brady on Channel 7′s Today Tonight and Tracy Grimshaw on Channel 9′s A Current Affairsaying they were devastated and wanted to apologise to the family of mother-of-two Jacintha Saldanha.
In two emotional and often tearful interviews, Mel Greig and Michael Christian… insisted that it had been a ‘harmless prank’ and that no one could have foreseen the tragedy.
The radio station’s owner, Southern Cross Austero Media, said it had suspended advertising on 2Day FM until further notice, ended Miss Greig and Mr Christian’s Hot 30 show and suspended prank calls across the company.
I want to say something scathing about how stupid it is to kill yourself over a fucking prank call, especially a prank call that was even less funny than Prince Albert in a can, but the nurse is a mother of two and ergo off limits according to the Code of the Bloggers set forth by Morgan and Bartholomew. And I must keep to the Code!