I am getting rather tired of hearing about that radio station in Australia.
So they made an infantile prank call and now the world seems to want their blood?
The death of the nurse in London was tragic, just as any suicide is tragic, but does anyone seriously believe that the prank call was the cause? It may have been a catalyst or the final straw, but it could not conceivably be the only cause.
Yet the world of Twitter and Facebook seems to have tried them and found them guilty. The only thing they are guilty of is cheap, infantile humour which, if it were a hanging offence would see most modern stations off the air for good.
I don’t have much time for prank calls. They invariably are at someone’s expense and almost without exception exploit the victim's good nature. They are about as funny as setting a kitten on fire and watching it burn.
Having said that, there are times when prank calls can be funny. They can be inventive and can give everyone a chuckle, including the recipient of a call.
This is how it should be done.