Days before the US corporate-media was exploiting the terrible Sandy Hook shootings so as to demonise the right to bear arms (and in the process conveniently and swiftly failing to follow up on police reports about arresting and holding a second protagonist), its counterparts in the UK were doing the same with Jacintha Saldanha’s so-called suicide. The unmistakable message, as the UK corporate-media excoriated the Australian DJs who executed a “prank” call to the hospital in which Kate Middleton was receiving treatment for a minor condition (and, as some critics say, milking public sympathy), was this: an effort to mock the Royal Family will result in a death.
The Australian press was certainly very quick to notice that British newspapers were on a rabid witch-hunt (the sort of thing, by the way, that David Cameron doesn’t want perpetrated upon those in the Establishment who are sexual abusers of little boys). The purpose of certain coverage in the UK, as any right minded observer could see, was to persecute the two radio personalities who pretended, somewhat unconvincingly, to be the Queen and her son Charles. As chucklingly idiotic as the two antipodeans came across in the recorded clip of the incident, they did not deserve complete censure. However, a certain manner of writing and reporting was employed to cement the idea in British corporate-media consumers that the DJs were somehow as good as guilty of murder. A good example was the reporting of the apparent weight of opposition against the DJs through Facebook and Twitter – realms where the unhinged, irrational, and ignorant are in abundance. Accusations of “global revulsion” surely cannot be substantiated because of the internet usage of the same people who raise the Daily Mail’s ire when they cheer the death of a policeman.
Later information that was said to be sourced from one of three suicide notes (supposedly) written by Jacintha Saldanha revealed that she was critical of other staff at the King Edward VII hospital; rather strangely, several days later, other information said to be from the same source claimed that Jacintha Saldanha blamed the Australians. It should be noted that this sort of development would be very convenient for attempting to continue the “hang the DJ” meme even though the suicide case herself seemingly attributed fault elsewhere.
It seems quite clear that there has been an operation to psychologically manipulate corporate-media consumers in the exploitation of Jacintha Saldanha’s death; in a situation that is alike, the ITV and BBC rolled over and volunteered huge payments to Lord McAlpine, even thought neither organisation had named him as a paedophile. Obviously, it was a high-profile hoax to cause self-censorship in the audiences of corporate-media, and it is one that is still on-going.
Unfortunately, because of the attempt to exploit Jacintha Saldanha’s death, the suspicion must inevitably arise that it might have been engineered. Listening to the extremely brief telephone contact (it cannot be called a conversation) that Jacintha Saldanha had with the two Australians, it is a mystery as to what she thought she might have said that would literally worry her to death; she did not give any details away. It seems, therefore, that it was the act of patching the “prank” callers through to a ward nurse that must have caused so much distress. This distress seemingly carried on even though one of the “offending” Australian radio station called Jacintha Saldanha back to explain that there had been a bit of fun – something that has been denied by the hospital, incidentally.
There is a little-discussed clue in the recording of the prank that, although it may suggest a certain reality, is inconclusive all the same. It is the ready acceptance of both Jacintha Saldanha and the ward nurse that they were speaking to members of the Royal Family – even when what they were hearing became ludicrous. The female broadcaster began the telephone call asking to speak to “Kate, my granddaughter”. Jacintha Saldana replied “oh yes, just hold on ma’am”, and put the call through. It’s a very strange interaction, and it’s odd that Jacintha Saldanha did not feel the need to ask for clarification, but instead reacted automatically. The ward nurse also called the female DJ “ma’am” without any effort to ascertain who she was talking to. It is very hard to believe that security is so lax at the King Edward VII hospital which privately caters for the sort of clientele who would demand it. It is highly suspicious that instead of asking questions about who was talking to them at such a strange hour (it was the middle of the night, apparently), both nurses instead reacted to a prompt, which was a mention of Kate by someone with a vaguely similar accent to that which people imagine the Queen speaks with. These reactions hint at the possibility that the nurses had been preloaded before the incident with a suggestion that the Queen was going to call to speak to them.
The implications of such a possibility are that there was a conspiracy to create the situation whereby two Australian radio DJs could harmlessly discuss Kate Middleton’s stay in hospital with someone on the scene (who has remained unidentified). Perhaps the motive may not have been malicious, but instead to create humorous publicity; indeed, Charles reacted immediately to the initial prank call by ”making light” of it. Perhaps it all went wrong when Jacintha Saldanha, facing unimaginable levels of pressure from all directions (whichever way she looked, as it must have seemed) took it too much to heart.
The real truth of what happened will predictably never be known. The form of suicide, which was seemingly of the sort that reminds of outspoken Americans who are found to have shot themselves multiple times in the head (Jacintha Saldanha had injuries to her wrists as well as being found hanging) was obviously meant to ensure a certain outcome; let it just be recognised that there are doubts about it. However, what is certain is that, as they always do, the UK corporate-media once again did not fail to let a crisis go to waste in order to perform some brainwashing on behalf of the Establishment; and this is why it must be abandoned.