On Fox News Friday afternoon, viewers were presented with a police chase. In the end the suspected car-jacker appears to shoot himself. Fox issued an apology for airing the scene. NPR's David Folkenflik reports on the perils of live coverage.
After inadvertently airing live coverage of a car chase that ended with a man's suicide, Fox News has issued an apology to its viewers. The incident occurred as the cable network carried a live feed of a man fleeing police.
News outlets have been getting fooled in recent days. No, the Iranian leader is not more popular than Obama among rural whites. No, Paul Ryan does not mock his running mate. And no, the president did not meet with a "pirate" last week.
A CNN reporter recovered Christopher Stevens' diary from the ruins of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. The network is under fire for using the diary in its reporting — without the permission of the ambassador's family. But CNN says it carefully balanced empathy for Stevens' family with the public's right to know.
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