Sunday, December 9, 2012

Persecution of DJs distracts from real issues

The two Australian DJs who pulled the prank call on the U.K. hospital where Kate Middleton was staying are now in hiding and may soon have to face police after the death of a nurse caught in the hoax.
from Jacintha Saldanha's Death: Australian DJs Behind Royal Prank May Face Police Probe

This just goes to show how far the Establishment will go to avoid questioning the apparent lack of security given to the Duchess, the obsequiousness toward royalty which caused the nurse to provide details in the first place, and such mortification over a mistake which would ultimately have caused no harm.

The DJs certainly had no malevolent intent, and should not face any prosecution or persecution. They, being irreverent jokers, wouldn't have expected anyone to become so mortified over such a trifle.