Fox News Didn't Air a Suicide, Fox News Committed a Murder
by Charles Lemos, Sat Sep 29, 2012 at 03:14:15 AM EDT
You can read the grisly details in The Guardian but let's be clear it was a news helicopter whose feed was broadcast on Fox News with a blow by blow narrated by Shepard Smith that hounded a man, yes a car thief but still a man, to his death. By the time the man stopped the vehicle he had apparently stolen, the police were not in pursuit. Only a bloodthirsty media was in pursuit. What morbid fascination, what depraved sense of what is newsworthy and as if we didn't have serious national issues to debate. An apology (which Fox delivered to its audience, not the victim's family) does not suffice. Criminal charges are in order.
And it is furthermore even more despicable that certain websites at this very hour continue to profit by making such video public for sheer bloodlust. When one talks of moral decay, this is of which I speak - a capitalism that will profit off the death of an imperfect human being.