Skip to comments.Fox News Airs Suicide Following Car Chase. Shep Smith: ‘We really messed up.. and I am sorry’
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 didnt in time.
Fox then went to a commercial break. Upon returning, Smith said, Well Ive 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 didnt 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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Why is this a problem?
This has happened before: once was that horrible live suicide of a Pennsylvania state senator in the late 1980s, then in the 1990s a suicide in California after a car chase was broadcast at 3:00 pm...pre empting children’s cartoons.
Yeah, watched that. Somebody didn’t have their hand close enough to the big red button, apparently.
Someone will post it on liveleak, shortly.
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
I was watching for a few minutes, then went to the bathroom and didn’t see the guy shoot himself, which is good. My daughter’s boyfriend is here and he told me what happened. He was watching when it happened. Just wow. Sorry for his family.
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Not sure why.....
What exactly did Shep expect to happen? For him to get out of the car and play tiddlywinks? Shep is responsible for this, and should man up and resign immediately.
5 seconds is an eternity in professional media! I’m gonna sound like a conspiracy theorist, but 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.
You live by car chases. You die by car chases.
I watched it several times from a looping DVR feed, there was no 5 sec. delay, the cut away was from the suspect falling forward after shooting himself in the head, to 5 seconds of Shep going nuts to “cut it off”.
Did Shep cry?
Did his mascara run?........Fox wusses..........
Already posted on youtube
It seems the 5-second delay wasn’t working. The camera had already stayed on the guy several seconds and I had already thrown my hands up before Shep was yelling to back off. I didn’t want to see it and glad I didn’t.
It is? I can’t find it.
OK, watched it live. Dude was obviously a gangster (note screen name, I know them when I see them) who had carjacked someone, shot at police, and gone on a 110 mph chase swerving through traffic. He also appeared to be stoned out of his mind as he struggled to get out of the vehichle, adjusted his backpack, and casually began to walk off not thinking the police were still coming, then began running wildly, flailing and falling on his face (although that could have been due to his “sagging” pants, again further gangster evidence”. This was a bad guy.
A much better headline would be “Foxnews shows human debris saving taxpayers several hundered thousand dollars in court and incarceration charges live on TV”
Reality. Its harsh sometimes. Fox probably should have cut away (it appeared they were trying but the delay was messed up), but honestly, its not the worst thing that could have happened.
Okay Shep, what else don't you let us see. The problem with censorship is that others make the choice for the viewer.
You’re thinking of the PA State Treasurer Budd Dwyer:
No reason to show car chases to the whole country. Fox knew that inevitably one of them would end like this.
“Hey Man, Nice Shot.”
It was the state treasurer, Bud Dwyer. I remember seeing it on the news. And the big news was that people called in to to ask that it be replayed. People may claim to be disgusted, but many have a morbid fascination with this type of thing.
I don’t understand why car chases should be national news anyway. Who cares, unless you are in the way of one.
That’s right! Thanks for jogging my memory.
Maybe they’ll finally stop showing the stupid car chases. They’re not national, they’re not news, they’re not even good TV really, they fail on every level a national cable news network should care about.
His picture at the moment of shooting himself was made into a t shirt as well, and worn by a lot of shock punk groups.
He's as bad as Soledad!
Not quite as bad as live coverage of airliners crashing into tall buildings....
He’s not the director, he’s just the talking head, he doesn’t cut between feeds. The nameless guy that makes those live edit probably is being fired right now.
——I dont understand......-——
People watch them. Today was the big payoff, the jackpot. A wreck, death. History.
There is no reason to show car chases to the whole country, people are going to watch either to see a car crash, or in this case the perp blowing his brains out....no other purpose to watch them, unless you live in the vicinity.
Shep, the drama queen. This whole country is committing suicide, so what’s the big deal if one person is seen doing it.
Filter - great song
Before the thread gets pulled:
The guy was stumbling out of the car - clearly had a gun and began running wildly - it took several seconds - all the while Shep was repeating “I don’t have a good feeling about this”
That was when he should have cut off the live feed.
So what's a little suicide from a distance?
I have no problem with a piece of human debris taking himself out of the gene pool, even if it happens on live tv. Unfortunately, he has probably procreated with several different baby mamas so his genetic crime spree will continue in a few short years.
Huh.. That was a pretty tame suicide. You couldn’t see any brain matter or blood or anything. I don’t know why the simple Shep got so worked up about it. People at car races don’t turn away when there’s a wreck.
SNUFF TV! For the masses.
BUT, it was perfectly okay for Fox, including faggot Shep, to do their best to convict George Zimmerman of murder, day after day.
I just hate these pc people. He killed himself move on. Show it.
Ratings. Also, 24-hour news networks need to fill 24 hours of broadcast time, and sometimes there's not 24 hours woth of news in a day. But, mostly, ratings.
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.