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Car Chase Ends With Suicide On Live TV — SHEP SMITH DECLARES 'WE REALLY MESSED UP'
News Busters ^ | 9-28-12 | Joe Weisenthal

Posted on 09/28/2012 1:01:42 PM PDT by STARWISE

A stunning moment just happened on Fox News...

Shepard Smith was in the midst of narrating one of his famous car chases.

However it appeared to end in tragedy, as the suspect ran out of his car and shot himself in the head on the middle of a field.

After a quick break, the network cut back to Shep Smith, who was stunned and apologized for not cutting away sooner.

He explained that there was a problem with the delay.

"We really messed up." *snip*

If you must see what happened, Mediaite has posted the video.

Here is Shep's stunning apology.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


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KEYWORDS: carchase; fnc; shepherdsmith; suicide
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5 sec delay failed .. bad scene.
1 posted on 09/28/2012 1:01:47 PM PDT by STARWISE
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To: STARWISE

Another white male bites the dust and 0bama smiles.


2 posted on 09/28/2012 1:03:03 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: STARWISE

I saw it live not all that big of a deal no blood or brains shot himself right hand to the right side of the head delayed fall forward Shep said that will never happen again on his watch what a drama queen


3 posted on 09/28/2012 1:04:51 PM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
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To: al baby

I was watching, but the final scene stopped just before on my transmission ..


4 posted on 09/28/2012 1:06:56 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: al baby; STARWISE

I’m just glad his victim wasn’t still in the car or it could have been them that was murdered instead of the criminal removing himself from the gene pool


5 posted on 09/28/2012 1:07:35 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: al baby

Will Shep’s bashing of traditional marriage advocates ever happen again under his watch?


6 posted on 09/28/2012 1:07:35 PM PDT by JediJones (KARL ROVE: "And remember, this year, no one is seriously talking about ending abortion.")
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To: al baby

saw it too via youtube, and agreed

There was more blood with the famed Bud Dwyer (Penn.) suicide


7 posted on 09/28/2012 1:09:20 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: al baby

Bath Salts?


8 posted on 09/28/2012 1:11:03 PM PDT by Third Person (I'm in my prime.)
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To: al baby

No big deal, eh? Man shoots himself on national tv and it’s no big deal. Paddy Chayevsky’s satire “Network” has come true.

Shep Smith is a clueless, talentless, tasteless metrosexual.


9 posted on 09/28/2012 1:11:28 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: STARWISE
The perp chose badly. Armed carjacking wasn't a good way to start his day and suicide was not a good way to end it....but AZ taxpayers just saved a ton of bucks.
10 posted on 09/28/2012 1:12:19 PM PDT by JPG (Make it happen)
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To: STARWISE

Americans are too pussified to see some idiot shoot hiself in the head or the aluminum boxes coming back to Dover AFB.

The horror. THE HORROR!!

Gimme a break!!!!!!


11 posted on 09/28/2012 1:14:23 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (Obama for president -- of KENYA!)
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To: al baby

You got the queen part right. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.


12 posted on 09/28/2012 1:14:52 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: STARWISE
There's a video on the web of a guy who shot himself in a police station.He had a pistol in his belt,cops didn't frisk him and they left him alone in a room for about 30 seconds.Very clear,close up,very,*very* ugly.You literally can watch the life slip out of him.
13 posted on 09/28/2012 1:14:52 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive!)
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To: miss marmelstein

Did you see it ?


14 posted on 09/28/2012 1:14:57 PM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
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To: STARWISE

I gotta say, Shep seemed truly contrite.


15 posted on 09/28/2012 1:15:44 PM PDT by verum ago (Hey UN: Molon Labe applies to our dollars, too!)
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To: STARWISE

Maybe Shep ought to resign in disgrace.


16 posted on 09/28/2012 1:15:56 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: al baby

No. And I don’t give a damn that it was bloodless and that the guy was a really bad guy. Network and cable news are a disgrace. Sorry, but it’s true.


17 posted on 09/28/2012 1:18:18 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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Not that big a deal. I’ve seen worse on broadcast TV. Now for some real stuff that got played before the newspeople realize what was going on, try the Budd Dwyer suicide out of Pennsylvania. Saw that one myself before they stopped showing it. It’s on Youtube for the curious.


18 posted on 09/28/2012 1:19:44 PM PDT by radiohead (Buy ammo, store food, pray for the Republic.)
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To: STARWISE

I saw it live, when Fox was streaming it around 3:30-3:40pm or so. Then, they pulled it.


19 posted on 09/28/2012 1:19:54 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

That wouldn’t make sense since he was telling them to cut away.


20 posted on 09/28/2012 1:20:21 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: STARWISE

They apparently enabled the delay, but left the live feed on the air. When you decide to use the delay guys, you have to actually cut to it. Flippin’ amateurs.


21 posted on 09/28/2012 1:22:24 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: STARWISE

I don’t normally wish a firing on anyone, but I would like to see Shep replaced. He’s irritating. Harris Faulkner, who hosts the Fox Report on weekends, would be a decent replacement, if she wanted to work weekdays.


22 posted on 09/28/2012 1:23:40 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: miss marmelstein

tasteless metrosexual.

Actually, I think he is a tasteless homosexual


23 posted on 09/28/2012 1:26:57 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: STARWISE

It caused me severe emotional distress. I saw it live while DVRing it. I need treatment for newly aquired PTSD symptoms and monetary relief for my pain.

SOME ONE WILL GET FIRED for it. As was reported earlier, They had a delay feed and Shep was watching the delay and WE were watching live. Shep was hollering to get off the shot way after the guy offed himself.


24 posted on 09/28/2012 1:31:27 PM PDT by halfright (FAST & FURIOUS! DON'T ALLOW THEM TO DIVERT YOUR ATTENTION.)
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yeah saw this live.

they had it on delay but i saw it.


25 posted on 09/28/2012 1:32:03 PM PDT by snowstorm12
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To: STARWISE

Not buying this nonsense.
The media wants to broadcast “reality”V car chases hostage situations etc. Well today you got reality.


26 posted on 09/28/2012 1:32:14 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: radiohead

I just watched that one; hadn’t seen it before, but had heard about it. Wow, what a terrible shocker.


27 posted on 09/28/2012 1:32:33 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: STARWISE

I remember a nighttime car chase north of Los Angeles... the car veered onto the shoulder at high speed and rammed into the back of a parked semi on live TV.

Looked intentional, but it’s hard to say. We sure can’t ask him, he ended up in tiny pieces all over the interstate.


28 posted on 09/28/2012 1:32:33 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Eat Mor Chikin!)
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To: miss marmelstein

Why is the unvarnished truth a disgrace?


29 posted on 09/28/2012 1:32:58 PM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
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To: STARWISE

Oh, good, I was starting to be afraid we wouldn’t have duplicate threads on this earth shattering news!


30 posted on 09/28/2012 1:33:36 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: ArmstedFragg; MinuteGal

“They apparently enabled the delay, but left the live feed on the air. When you decide to use the delay guys, you have to actually cut to it. Flippin’ amateurs.”

Yup, that’s what happened. 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.


31 posted on 09/28/2012 1:34:54 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: ArmstedFragg

Director’ll blame that on the TD and the TD will blame it on the director. The Tech Director is never believed in those circumstances. Even if the intercom was being recorded, and you can clearly hear the director call the wrong camera, they’ll say the TD should have known better.

Joy of being a “below the line” crew member.


32 posted on 09/28/2012 1:35:50 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: STARWISE
Let's not forget, it started with a car jacking, multiple shots fired at the PD by the perp, going 110 MPH for over an hour and half. The taxpayers just saved themselves thousands of dollars on this scumbag. Justice served. Just like the liberal/commie/coexist types don't want us to see the videos of the planes crashing into the World Trade Center towers anymore. It's the real world don't like it change the channel.
33 posted on 09/28/2012 1:37:23 PM PDT by pietraynor (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. Ronald Reagan)
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To: STARWISE

We’ve been drench in blood and violence by hollywood and the “news channels” for so long that live moments like this have become part of the wall paper.


34 posted on 09/28/2012 1:39:39 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (The instinct toward liberalism is located in the part of the brain called the rectal lobe.)
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Video of chase with Shepard Smith apology

http://youtu.be/XkGphC5hxuM


35 posted on 09/28/2012 1:42:07 PM PDT by spectr17 (What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?)
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To: STARWISE

Oh my. Glad I was out running errands this afternoon. I usually enjoy a car chase when they happen during Shep’s segment. Yikes.


36 posted on 09/28/2012 1:42:58 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (Romney/Ryan 2012 The Future of Our Children and Their Children are at stake.)
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To: STARWISE

Was this live? they’ll never learn.

I remember budd dwyer and his envelope, also the late ‘80’s
bank robbery in nyc with the Suzuki samurai.


37 posted on 09/28/2012 1:43:45 PM PDT by Morris70
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To: miss marmelstein

“Network and cable news are a disgrace. Sorry, but it’s true.”

Maybe the hovering news helicopter drove the shooter over the edge.


38 posted on 09/28/2012 1:44:06 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: piasa

No, I mean he should resign because he is a disgrace.


39 posted on 09/28/2012 1:45:20 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: STARWISE

.... The media and Democrats have just been handed another issue to harp on and keep the airwaves busy for the next few weeks!!!


40 posted on 09/28/2012 1:45:43 PM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: STARWISE

The carjacker might have had a better chance of running away if his pants were not around his ankles.


41 posted on 09/28/2012 1:46:41 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Morris70

My bad. Re read again. It was live.
Not necessary to show on news. all needed was follow up story.


42 posted on 09/28/2012 1:47:10 PM PDT by Morris70
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To: STARWISE

I posted this right after it happend and it got pulled.
Wonder why?


43 posted on 09/28/2012 1:51:18 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: STARWISE
I saw it. It was blurry so you only saw the gun and the guy falling down. They cut back to Shepp who was frantically trying to get them to cut off the feed. After the commercial break Shepp apologized for not cutting it off in time. Then nothing: it became an unstory.
44 posted on 09/28/2012 1:52:21 PM PDT by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: raccoonradio
Dwye

Oh that one was brutal, I remember that.

45 posted on 09/28/2012 1:52:42 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (I can haz CW 2 now?)
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To: miss marmelstein

-—— Paddy Chayevsky’s satire “Network” has come true. -——

Remarkably prophetic movie.


46 posted on 09/28/2012 1:54:31 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: al baby

There was nothing to get so upset about. Shep went off for no reason. The perp was barely falling forward when they cut away and it was from quite a distance.

I saw the Bud Dwyer suicide live. That was graphic. This was not. Most people watching probably didn’t know what happened. It was Shep who dramatized it.

That said...carjack a Caliber? Really? The perp was lucky the car made it as far as it did. He probably shot himself when he realized his stupidity.


47 posted on 09/28/2012 1:55:34 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: flaglady47

You got it all correct. The guy was really disoriented when he got out of the car. He had no idea what he was going to do - looking this way and that way and when he started running he was very clumsy and just fell down for no reason. He seemed to be able to drive the car well at those high speeds he was going. When he stopped the car and got out maybe he realized what he was about to do.


48 posted on 09/28/2012 1:56:01 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Bitsy

Dare I ask? How do you know how he tastes?
Sorry for the bad joke.


49 posted on 09/28/2012 1:57:35 PM PDT by certrtwngnut (It's not the people who vote that count, it's the people who count the votes. (Josef Stalin))
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To: STARWISE

Along the line of ‘USA Burns While OBOZO Fiddles’, this is just a warm up to another return to the ‘good old days’ of early Rome when dissidents to the throne of BO will be placed in stadia whilst the pit bulls are sicced on ‘em, naturally, on live TV for the enjoyment of all.


50 posted on 09/28/2012 2:04:20 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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