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Fox News Airs Suicide Following Car Chase. Shep Smith: ‘We really messed up.. and I am sorry’
TV Newser ^ | Sept. 28, 2012 | Alex Weprin

Posted on 09/28/2012 12:58:06 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

A man committed suicide live on Fox News a few minutes ago. FNC had been carrying a car chase in the Phoenix area and when the suspect pulled over, he ran down a dirt road, then stopped, put a gun to his head, and fell to the ground. You could hear Studio B crewmembers, who were watching a live feed of what was happening, gasp and Smith say, “Get off, get off, get off,” asking the control room to cut away. But they didn’t in time.

Fox then went to a commercial break. Upon returning, Smith said, “Well I’ve got some explaining to do.”

Smith explained that after the suspect excited the car, the network went into a five second delay, but that they failed to cut away.

“We really messed up, and we are all really sorry. That didn’t belong on TV. I personally apologize to you that that happened,” Smith added “That will not happen again on my watch, and I am sorry.”

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To: Free ThinkerNY

A lot of people feel like doing the same thing after listening to Shepard Smith.


51 posted on 09/28/2012 1:18:03 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

“If it bleeds, it leads.”


52 posted on 09/28/2012 1:18:14 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"We really messed up, and we are all really sorry. That didn’t belong on TV."

Yes it did. More gritty reality might equal less crime.

53 posted on 09/28/2012 1:20:18 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The American news media, the 'Pravda Press', is fully Soviet-ized.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
What timne is pro-wrestling on?


54 posted on 09/28/2012 1:20:27 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

Give the People What They Want - The Kinks

Well, it’s been said before, the world is a stage
A different performance with every age.
Open the history book to any old page
Bring on the lions and open the cage.
Give the people what they want

You gotta give the people what they want
The more they get, the more they need
And every time they get harder and harder to please

The Roman promoters really did things right.
They needed a show that would clearly excite.
The attendance was sparse so they put on a fight
Threw the Christians to the lions, sold out every night

Give the people what they want
You gotta give the people what they want
The more they get, the more they need
And every time they get harder and harder to please

Give ‘em lots of sex, perversion and rape
Give ‘em lots of violence, and plenty to hate
Give the people what they want
Give the people what they want

When Oswald shot Kennedy, he was insane
But still we watch the re-runs again and again
We all sit glued while the killer takes aim
“Hey Mom, there goes a piece of the president’s brain!”

Give the people what they want
You gotta give the people what they want

Blow out your brains, and do it right
Make sure it’s prime time and on a Saturday night.
You gotta give the people what they want
You gotta give the people what they want
Give the people what they want
Give the people what they want
Give the people what they want


55 posted on 09/28/2012 1:20:45 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Venturer

this is the media dream isn’t it....


56 posted on 09/28/2012 1:21:06 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
IMO the close-calls are more interesting.
57 posted on 09/28/2012 1:21:14 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Obama at the UN: The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.)
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To: Egon

Never understood why Fox News thinks a moron driving at high speed is national news? No other network covered it. Sheppie might get fired for it. Not a good day for Fox to say the least.


58 posted on 09/28/2012 1:21:44 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: GRANGER

Not quite as bad as live coverage of airliners crashing into tall buildings....

 

Worth repeating in Bold Font...

 

Not quite as bad as live coverage of airliners crashing into tall buildings....

 

59 posted on 09/28/2012 1:21:58 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Truth29

Crocodile tears. Not buying it. Shep should resign immediately and move to CNBC.


62 posted on 09/28/2012 1:23:33 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: MissMagnolia

Thank you for posting the link. I showed it to my son, he needs to know what kind of evil exists that he needs to protect himself from when he gets older!


63 posted on 09/28/2012 1:23:33 PM PDT by trussell (I carry because...When seconds count between life and death, the police are only minutes away)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

There’s more violence in a Wiley Coyote cartoon than this vid.


64 posted on 09/28/2012 1:23:33 PM PDT by Mashood
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To: dfwgator

You’re always free to turn your TV off or switch channels if car chases bore or frighten you.


65 posted on 09/28/2012 1:23:40 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Lancey Howard
Shep: Sometimes we see a lot of things that we don’t let get to you – because it’s not time appropriate, it’s insensitive, and it’s just wrong.

It is up to the all-knowing media to determine what 'we the sheeple' will see and how we should see it (and what we should think about it) so our sensibilities are not offended. /s

66 posted on 09/28/2012 1:25:12 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: dfwgator

I always say there’s a reason the TV comes first in TV news. Which is why I almost never watch any, if something really big is happening (like 9-11, or a presidential election that I actually want someone to win) I watch but other than that I avoid it. Watched a lot of fox news last time I was unemployed, I blame depression.


67 posted on 09/28/2012 1:26:14 PM PDT by discostu (Put another dime in the jukebox.)
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To: Bernard Marx

I am also free to comment on our society and how Fox reflects some of the worst aspects of it.....I do not advocate censorship, because the “cure” would be worse than the disease.


68 posted on 09/28/2012 1:26:40 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: molson209
Shepard loves car chases ,he would rather watch a car chase than vote for Obama . I saw that ,the guy put the gun to his head then fell forward ,no blood or gore

Right, I saw it; the camera was very distant and nothing gory was visible. It was not terribly "graphic" or "disturbing," certainly not as disturbing as the videos of Libyans dragging off our ambassador.

I can't stand Shep and I hate his stupid car chases. When Shep comes on air I usually leave the room.

What I found more disturbing (than the carjacker's suicide) was the later "segment" with Erin McPike of RealClearPolitics.com. Shep repeatedly interrupted McPike as she tried to state a caveat in discussing poll numbers --i.e. that the pollsters' higher sampling of Democrats might be distorting the numbers. Shep wouldn't let her say it.

The guy just can't stop being a cheerleader for Obama.

69 posted on 09/28/2012 1:28:02 PM PDT by shhrubbery! (NIH!)
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To: Bernard Marx

Yet, you can hardly change the channel if the media propagandizes you with commentary disguised as news.


70 posted on 09/28/2012 1:28:18 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

1. Oops

2. That is news

3. Shep Smith is a dope


71 posted on 09/28/2012 1:28:44 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The Falling Man .....

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=d39_1235589975


72 posted on 09/28/2012 1:28:59 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

No car chases for me. I’m watching America kick some European butt in the Ryder Cup.


73 posted on 09/28/2012 1:29:21 PM PDT by TBall
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Tabloid me, Marge!


74 posted on 09/28/2012 1:29:35 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I say they would be wrong if they didn’t show it!!!


75 posted on 09/28/2012 1:29:35 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Conscience of a Conservative
sometimes there's not 24 hours worth of news in a day.

sometimes there's not 24 minutes worth of news in a day.

76 posted on 09/28/2012 1:29:43 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (Obama A man without an American mission.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Meh... It wasn't like it was graphic. It was from a distance.

Woulda been different if he'd gibbed himself up close.

Good shoot. Saves the tax payer the incarceration costs.

My condolences for his family though...

77 posted on 09/28/2012 1:29:56 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is really blown out of proportion(No pun intended) I saw the video, its not that graphic, you see the guy with the gun pointed to his head, you get the idea, but you dont actually see it..Ive seen worse on violence on TV crime drama shows.


78 posted on 09/28/2012 1:30:57 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

The violence isn’t even the issue, it’s covering local car chases on a national news network that is what’s silly.


79 posted on 09/28/2012 1:32:54 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: dalereed

It is the hypocrisy of pretending “we would never do this”, after doing this that gets me.


80 posted on 09/28/2012 1:34:35 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: dfwgator

I saw a car chase this morning on my local news(Went from Ventura County to Hollywood) ended with both suspects kissing the freeway and getting arrested..I dont know why car chases have to be shown nationally, its a car chase, car chases happen all over the country every single day


81 posted on 09/28/2012 1:35:36 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“That will not happen again on my watch...

What's "his watch?" Is he the director? The producer?

-PJ

82 posted on 09/28/2012 1:35:45 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too ( It doesn't I naturally when you're not natural born.)
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To: trailhkr1

The NFL is pleased to note that after the last very bad week in NFL football, that really wasn’t legendary Raiders wide receiver Tim Brown in that video, thank heavens.


83 posted on 09/28/2012 1:35:49 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Semper Fi)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Fox knew what they were doing, they know why people watch car chases, and today they got their big payoff.


84 posted on 09/28/2012 1:36:29 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: dfwgator

Today will help Shep’s ratings. He is only sorry because he is afraid of the blowback. What else did he really think might happen?


85 posted on 09/28/2012 1:41:07 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: molson209
Shepard loves car chases ,he would rather watch a car chase than vote for Obama .

The media in general loves a good car chase. And Shep after they came back from commercial was just fake as hell...These news organizations do not cover car chases when there are more important things going on in the world because they hope that the person will pull over and get out and lay down on the ground.
86 posted on 09/28/2012 1:43:12 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: The_Media_never_lie

The “ending” took me by surprise, because it happened so suddenly, but it was a long distance suicide so you really couldn’t see any blood or gore. I think the guy was on some sort of drugs, as he stumbled out of the car, ran down a little sloped path, stumbled again and fell, seemed disoriented, and turned suddenly, then blew his brains out. All you could see is him firing the gun (right side of head) and then crumple.

That’s when you hear Drama Queen (Shep) shrieking “cut away, cut away”, which they finally did. Then it went to Ads, and when the show came back on, Shep wouldn’t say anything more other than to watch his evening show for what happened to the guy. Nice lead in for his evening show, n’est pas? So tune in tonite at 7 eastern time on Fox for the end result, which those of us who were watching already know.


87 posted on 09/28/2012 1:43:14 PM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Get Off, Get Off, Get Off, Get Off”...sounds like Shep with his boyfriend.


88 posted on 09/28/2012 1:45:54 PM PDT by albie
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To: dfwgator
I know supposedly Fox is supposed to be not quite as left as the other networks, but as far as a being a news organization, they are a complete joke.

Complete joke is a kind description.

They push far too much celebrity sleaze as "news", especially with the "Fox and Airheads" show in the morning. And they promote homosexuality to school children with their 'Glee' promos for the Fox broadcast network.

I will say that Fox and Friends are great actors though, they pretend to be horrified at something a celebrity did or some other trash, and then spend the next 5 minutes talking about how awful it is.

And judging by the YouTube videos of the car chase and the reaction, Captain Mascara outdid himself this afternoon.
89 posted on 09/28/2012 1:48:38 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: flaglady47

Shep was not sorry when he raked George Bush over the coals during biblical calamity Hurricane Katrina. It was so unfair of Shep. Why shouldn’t we blame Shep for profiting from a live suicide?

Again, what did Shep think might be likely to happen?


90 posted on 09/28/2012 1:50:55 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: Neidermeyer
Why is this a problem?

I would guess that they feel it a breach of the man's dignity (not that there's anything dignified about what occurred). Funny how they don't want to show the dead becoming dead, but have no compunction about harassing the next of kin after the fact...

91 posted on 09/28/2012 1:52:47 PM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: MissMagnolia
It is up to the all-knowing media to determine what 'we the sheeple' will see and how we should see it (and what we should think about it) so our sensibilities are not offended.

Having spent a lot of time outside of the US over the years, Americans would be shocked at how sanitized and censored the news media is here. It's very weird to be in countries where the citizens ostensibly have less freedom, but there is less censorship of the media. When there is censorship, it's usually related to certain politicians.
92 posted on 09/28/2012 1:56:13 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: rarestia
I’m starting to feel that the media is trying to numb us to violence. They’re going to numb us to the point that when government storm troopers are shown on TV killing innocent civilians, it’s not considering abnormal.


93 posted on 09/28/2012 1:59:07 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: Neidermeyer

“Why is this a problem?”

Yeah, they let us see JFK’s melon explode all the time. I for one didn’t like them showing Qadaffi die on a loop for a week, but if they’re gonna do that why not this?


94 posted on 09/28/2012 1:59:31 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: SoCalTransplant

“FoxNews shows human debris saving taxpayers several hundred thousand dollars in court and incarceration charges live on TV”

95 posted on 09/28/2012 2:00:44 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: Tublecane

JFK and Qadaffi were a little more newsworthy than some spare criminal.


96 posted on 09/28/2012 2:02:12 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Tublecane

Looked like there is one less of the 47 percent. I saw it live too....


97 posted on 09/28/2012 2:02:26 PM PDT by kjam22 (my newest music video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fHjvo6eRkI)
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To: dfwgator

Then the issue is newsworthiness, not gore. Shep should be ashamed of covering car chases, not letting us see a suicide.


98 posted on 09/28/2012 2:10:11 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: The_Media_never_lie
That's the way liberals "debate:" they broaden the topic to change the subject. My comment was specifically about media coverage of car chases. And you *can* change the channel or turn the set off for those.

As for commentary and propaganda disguised as news, I hope you don't think you're the first to object to that. I've been fighting that battle for more than 30 years.

99 posted on 09/28/2012 2:42:31 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Uncle Chip
"A lot of people feel like doing the same thing after listening to Shepard Smith."

You will be hearing from the Gay Pride Society.

100 posted on 09/28/2012 2:43:25 PM PDT by trickyricky
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