Monday, December 10, 2012

Life's little ironies

Britain's tabloid newspapers are heaping scorn on the two Australian radio DJ's who made a crank call to King Edward VII hospital in London last week. The call had tragic but totally unforeseen circumstances with the recipient committing suicide.

We find that ever-so-slightly ironic. After all, these are the same British tabloid newspapers who just days ago got absolutely savaged by Lord Leveson after his inquiry into allegations of phone hacking and other dodgy practices.

For the poachers to have now turned gamekeepers with regard to the actions of their Antipodean colleagues is one of life's little ironies.

1 comment:

macdoctor said...

It is actually rank hypocrisy for the UK media to blame the OZ radio show hosts. As stupid as their prank was, it would have remained relatively harmless had the UK media not exploded it out of all proportion. The nurse who (presumably) committed suicide did so under the pressure of UK media interest, NOT Australian.