By Matt Watson
Mel Greig and Michael Christian, the two radio show hosts who made the prank phone call to King Edward VII hospital to find out information on the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge, should not be subjected to this horrendous witch hunt that the media is undertaking against them.
The death of nurse Jacintha Saldanha, who took the call, was deeply saddening but a witch hunt against these two DJs is not the right course of action.
The Aussie hosts, from Sydney’s 2 Day FM, were not to know that this prank would lead to the nurse committing suicide.
Thus the witch hunt against these two DJs has been far too much. It has been fuelled by millions of people running to the moral high ground and shouting for the DJs heads without fully thinking about the situation.
After all the guilt they are feeling must be excruciating. This is surely enough punishment for what was an unforeseeable consequence.
The pair need to be dealt with professionally and if it is found that the publishing of such a conversation without the permission of the hospital breaks laws then this is the matter that should be dealt with- not the death of Jacintha Saldanha.
They should not be made to suffer for what was ultimately out of their control.