Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Caring For Your Fellow Man

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34924101/ns/entertainment-arts_books_more/?gt1=43001

LONDON - A British radio DJ is being criticized for playing Van Halen's "Jump" as police tried to talk a suicidal woman down from a highway bridge last week.

A British mental health charity said it was horrified by the incident Thursday morning, and would bring it up with Britain's media regulator.

Disc jockey Steve Penk, who owns Revolution Radio and hosts its morning show, said he played the song at the request of a commuter sitting in traffic on a highway shut down while police negotiators tried to talk the woman off the bridge. He said several commuters had called to express frustration at the delays. Penk said he made no reference to the woman in playing the song.





5 comments:

et said...

SO wrong on SO many levels...

Count Istvan said...

Only Mods can comment until further notice. Sorry for the inconvenience but it's a safety measure.

RalphyFan said...

Understand entirely, Count. The Ranger on a rampage with his toy pistols of bankrupt rhetoric, is he?

Count Istvan said...

I haven't seen him. I shut down comments before the outcome was decided. But notice trolls who haven't been heard from in 2 years are making there way back to Newshounds tonight? And you knew they would.

RalphyFan said...

Indeed. Quite a shock to see Batvette resurface after being so decidedly shut down in past appearances. Gluttons for punishment, I suppose...

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