Breaking: Fox News Airs Live Suicide [Video]
As Shepard Smith narrated a high-speed chase resulting from an earlier carjacking, he seemed to have a feeling that some how this would all end very badly and he was right. The carjacker pulled of the road, exited the vehicle and stumbled around disoriented falling as he ran. He then runs to the middle of the field and stops. puts a gun to his head, and takes his own life. Shepard Smith can be heard yelling “get off it!” as he tried to have the feed cut so it wouldn’t broadcast on live television but the damage was already done. See video below at your own risk.
Shepard later apologized saying:
“Well, uh, some explaining to do. While we were taking that car chase and showing it to you live, when the guy pulled over and got out of the vehicle, we went on delay. So, that’s why I didn’t talk for about 10 seconds. We created a five second delay as if you were to bleep back your DVR five seconds, that’s what we did with the picture we were showing you, so that we could see in the studio five seconds before you did, so if anything went horribly wrong, we would be able to cut away from it without subjecting you to it.
And we really messed up. And we’re all very sorry. That didn’t belong on TV. We took every precaution we knew how to take to keep that from being on TV. And I personally apologize to you that that happened.
Sometimes we see a lot of things that we don’t let get to you, because it’s not time appropriate, it’s insensitive, it’s just wrong. And that was wrong. And that won’t happen again on my watch. And I’m sorry.
We’ll update you on what happened with that guy and how that went down tonight on The Fox Report. I’m sorry.