Video: A Shaken Shepard Smith Apologizes For Fox News Showing Suicide Live, On Air

Sep 28, 2012  •  Post A Comment

"Fox News Channel today [Sept. 28, 2012] was showing live coverage of an Arizona police chase that ended when the suspect fled the scene, pulled out a handgun and shot himself in the head," Deadline.com reports. The footage was being broadcast on a delay, but aired anyway. Then Fox News went to commercial. Here’a a very shaken Shepard Smith addressing viewers after the commercial. Later, Fox News issued this statement, Deadline reports:: “We took every precaution to avoid any such live incident by putting the helicopter pictures on a five second delay. Unfortunately, this mistake was the result of a severe human error and we apologize for what viewers ultimately saw on the screen.”

 

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