25. Jordan F. Romero’s live suicide
Date: September 28, 2012
There's nothing better than a mid-afternoon car chase caught live on TV. Just a few months ago, though, Fox News captured a little more of the action than it wanted to when the driver, Jordan F. Romero, committed suicide as the network’s cameras were rolling. The grisly sight was seen by millions of people watching at home in what's likely the biggest network blunder of the past 10 years.
The suicide came after Romero had gotten out of his car in the Phoenix desert. After an officer shot and missed him, he pulled out his own gun and took his own life. Unfortunately, the national Fox News channel and its affiliate, KSAZ-TV, didn’t cut the feed quick enough. Shepard Smith immediately apologized in the aftermath. The violent video is all over the Internet, but if you plan on eating anything over the next month, we suggest you skip it.