Ooh, the Canadian Cinephile got me good.

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They’re being sued because they ignored warning signs when the woman said she was feeling ill on earth. I’m sorry, but that type of callous attitude towards the issue creates more harm than good. Other people participated in the contest without incident, too, so your gun analogy is a little off by very nature.

Sure, she took part in the competition. But she took part in a competition that was, by all she knew, not harmful and not going to cause her to die. Your gun analogy only works if people are unaware of the damage or harm a gun can do.

Also, the DJs should have lost their jobs and the station should be sued.

Calling her a “dumb bitch” is awfully flippant, too. But I suppose that’s the easy term these days for bloggers with no common sense.

Oh wait, no he didn’t.  Because no matter what someone might offer you, you’re responsible for your own well-being, and even though callers said multiple time that this could be dangerous, the “dumb bitch” went ahead with the contest anyway.  It’s unfortunate that her children have to grow up without a mother, but their mother didn’t seem to be the sharpest tool in the shed.


Written by Brandon

February 22, 2007 at 11:45 am

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  1. So where does that leave the purveyors of such a contest? Entirely without guilt?

    Crossing the street “could be dangerous”. Does that mean that everyone who does it is a “dumb bitch”? You’re not arguing for personal responsibility, you’re arguing against it because you absolve the purveyors of the contest of their own responsibility by asserting that they shouldn’t have been fired.

    Either everyone is responsible or nobody is. I never once argued against personal responsibility. I argued against your flippant approach to what must be a very painful situation. I maintain that it’s really easy to sit in judgment from a computer chair and that attitudes such as that carry about as much weight as, say, an empty Nintendo Wii box.

    I think all parties were guilty. I think anyone that participated in the contest had an incredible lack of judgment. I think that the notion that the DJs ignored the woman’s obvious pain over the telephone and egged her on is deplorable. I think the woman made a dumb choice. I think that calling her a “dumb bitch” is callous, flippant and arrogant.

    The Canadian Cinephile

    March 30, 2007 at 2:32 am

  2. I know I’m callous. It’s not the first time I’ve been called so. And don’t think that I’m only saying such things just because I don’t know this woman. I would say the same things even if I knew her. I do believe it is her responsibility and hers alone. And no, the radio people didn’t deserved to be fired, and I stand by that. Whether or not they are good people is up for debate, but I don’t think that it’s their fault. Their design from this contest was not to see anyone hurt. It is unfortunate that someone did get hurt, but they did, because of their own mistakes.


    March 30, 2007 at 11:07 am

  3. So if their “design from the contest was not to see anyone hurt”, how in the holy world of hell can the woman be at fault? Wouldn’t she then be COMPLETELY REASONABLE to assume that the contest was made as safe as possible by its purveyors? I mean, you’re saying they weren’t out to hurt anyone and that the only reason the woman got killed was because of “her own mistakes”, apparently.

    So what is it? Did she somehow “do it wrong”? It’s not something anybody should be doing, for starters. It’s not something the radio station should suggest as “safe”, even though they did. That’s where their responsibility comes in. So when you suggest that they designed it so that nobody was hurt, that’s out the window in your first entry when you say that people even called in to say it was unsafe.

    You want to pass the buck on this, but you can’t because it’s illogical to do so. Everyone’s to blame. Your own assertion of the situation backs that up. They are to blame because they supplied an arena (the contest) that was deemed unsafe and the woman is to blame because she participated. The other participants simply got lucky, actually.

    The whole situation is stupid and every participant is to blame for their part in the whole idiotic charade. I can’t see any other way around it and you really haven’t sold me on the notion that the woman who died for a Wii is the ONLY one at fault.

    The Canadian Cinephile

    March 30, 2007 at 11:50 pm

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