Fox News Airs Phoenix Chase That Ends in Tragedy

Somebody has some explaining to do.

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Fox News had been covering a car chase in Phoenix, AZ when the suspect pulled that over and ran down a dirt road before putting a gun to his lead and pulling the trigger—all on live television. As the man exited the vehicle, anchor Shepard Smith said "You wait for the end of these things and you worry how they may end." Smith could then be heard frantically ordering crew members to "get off" but they were unable to cut away in time.

The network quickly went to a commercial break, and when they returned, Smith said "Well I’ve got some explaining to do." He went on to break down how the network went into a five second delay, but did not cut away from the suicide. He apologized repeatedly to viewers, who are without question still in shock at what they just witnessed.

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[via TVNewser]

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