|Yeah, nothing. This is really a |
one-way form of communication.
|Above: the scene earlier today.|
|Pictured: A flannel shirt, because|
journalism is alive in America.
So what did they broadcast? Some cans of baby food, photographs of family members who had nothing to do with the assault and Farook's mother's driver's license, so that's out there now. Oh, and they also went around counting prayer mats and Kerry Sanders thinks he might have spotted a Koran. They weren't implying a connection between Islam and terrorism or anything, they just thought we'd be interested to know how many prayer rugs the family had lying around.
|Pictured: MSNBC's Kerry Sanders looking for clues |
in the baby's room. Not pictured: journalistic integrity.
|"What? Everyone else was doing it."|
-MSNBC's follow-up statement
"Although MSNBC was not the first crew to enter the home, we did have the first shots from inside. We regret that that we briefly showed images of photographs and identification cards that should not have been aired without review."
-MSNBC's heartfelt apology for-
wait, that's not really a...damnit!
|Hey, you don't suppose everyone in the |
world knows how to do those things, do you?
Let's take the non-pology apart: They weren't the "first crew to enter the home" so really if you're looking for a news outlet to blame for this appalling lapse of human decency, Inside Edition are your guys. Also, while they weren't the first in, they were the first to send out footage meaning that MSNBC has their shit together. And lastly, they regret briefly showing the photos and ID cards. Briefly. I mean, they probably didn't endanger anyone in those photos so long as nobody watching knows how to replay, freeze and enlarge those images.
I suppose the best part of this whole things has to be the different news outlets all calling each other out on how tasteless and ghoulish it was to broadcast live from the suspects apartment while at the same time replaying the footage. Like, can they not hear themselves?
|"As journalists, we lack the genes responsible for restraint and self-examination. |
It's a serious medical condition and-hey! Is that a Lonely Planet guide to Mecca?"