Fox News broadcast live images Friday of a man pursued by police who eventually shoot themselves in the head. The chain then cut abruptly retransmission and apologized.
The U.S. television network Fox News broadcast live on Friday the shocking images of a man pursued by police who eventually shooting himself in the head before cutting sharply retransmission and apologize.
After the man continued in Arizona (southwest) was apparently shot in the temple, the string is returned immediately on the images of the journalist in the studio, Shepard Smith, asked: “Cut! Cut! Cut! “.
After a brief interruption advertising Shepard Smith, haggard face, flatly apologized to viewers.
“We created a period of five seconds,” he said. “So we could see in the studio what happened five seconds before you, so that you can cut the retransmission if something bad happened. But we really planted, we are all very sorry. “
“We should not see it”
“We should not see this on TV, I personally apologize for what happened,” he added. “There are a lot of things we do not show you because it is not appropriate, it’s wrong. It was wrong, and it will not happen again under my responsibility. I’m sorry. “
Broadcast channel for several minutes an aerial view by helicopter, a vehicle speeding on highways in Arizona, near the city of Phoenix. Local channel affiliated with Fox News said that police were pursuing the car for more than an hour, unless the latter are visible on the screen.
Slowed significantly after the vehicle is engaged in a transverse path. A man in a T-shirt got out of the car before starting to run and hide behind trees.
That’s when he pointed a gun to her head before collapsing. In the second, the channel cut the broadcast table to return, but the spectators were able to see the entire scene.
No details were given about the health of the fugitive.
“Why are broadcast chases?”
Internet, viewers have commented extensively this incident as well as appetite many U.S. channels to disseminate these race-suit with images of helicopters.
“This video is information, unpleasant, but information. You can choose to watch or not but it is information, “including writing news site Gawker has posted the video of suicide.
“When we heard that Fox News had broadcast a suicide, what is the first thing we all did? Find this video on the internet, “says the author of the article.
“The only reason these are distributed prosecution is race-we hope to see an accident. Show violence for violence is not information. And I sincerely doubt this story possible, “commented one user.