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FOX News accidentally aired a live suicide today

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editor - September 29, 2012







Just before 3:00pm ET today, Fox News began covering what seemed to be a routine car chase in Arizona. Police were in pursuit of a carjacker who, after hitting speeds of 110mph on the highway, pulled onto a winding dirt road, got out of the car, ran for a hundred yards or so, then shot himself in the temple.

And despite being on a 5-second delay, and Shepard Smiths obvious trepidation, the suicide was broadcast. Smith immediately issued an apology, and I appreciate the sentiment but it wasn't necessary. It was a carjacker with his pants belted around his thighs and a Raiders jersey. I would have shot him just for the pants.



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