It was global news because a future queen was involved, but it received scorn because it was essentially a crap stunt. Before the tragic aspect of this story emerged, the newly crowned king of comedy Jack Whitehall tweeted "I mean sachsgate prank was crude but at least it was quite funny. That Australian Radio hoax call was rubbish. Hope those DJs get sacked".
To lay the blame entirely at the feet and Michael Christian and Mel Greig is to overlook a far greater contingent. It's to overlook the fact that the radio culture actively encourages the pushing of boundaries, that it clearly considers the feelings of the victims secondary to global stature and revenue.
These two DJs are now also the victims and they are hurting. They look as if they are two tormented souls. They obviously feel as if they have caused this tragic death, this is evident in the interview. Never in my time have I ever seen two people's faces more wracked with guilt or more riddled with remorse.