Fox Anchorman, Shepard Smith, shouted “Cut it Off!” after this gruesome end to a man who took his life LIVE for all the see. (Composite by MYM / Images off of YouTube user jhbryaniv)
Fox viewers got the biggest shock of their lives when they witnessed a car chase that ended up violent. Unprovoked but looking distraught, the man ran several meters off of the vehicle, which reports says he stole, and pulled the trigger off of his right temple before slumping lifeless.
Fox got rebuked sharply by Twitter followers not soon after the Fox host, Shephard Smith, apologized profusely to televiewers saying something like this should never happen again. In fairness to Fox News, the live feed got cut immediately (a millisecond) after the gut-wrenching scene happened.
You just witnessed the power of live media showing life feed of Breaking News stories while feeling the might of social media that was quick to the draw criticizing one of the biggest news network in the United States.
What’s your take in all of this? Do you think Fox should be rebuked for the way they handled the coverage? Is this something our children should see in live television and get desensitized in the process? What about this shot I took off of YouTube, should it be banned? What’s your opinion?
This blows my mind about recent news in media. Former Google CEO, Eric Schmidt laments that only two billion people of the world’s seven billion population is connected to the internet. Huh? He’s said that not every one’s online? Big deal?
Narrow the gap every where not just in world-wide-web, Mr. Schmidt
Internet is not important in countries who hardly need time to call someone just to cry for help and share stories of desperation. The order of their day is food and how to get it. “Getting connected” is the farthest thing in their minds. Besides, if I were in their shoes why would inter-connectivity be more important when my body needs food AND medicine to survive?
I don’t want to rant but this makes me frustrated. What’s his point? More businesses? It looks that way!
People in third world countries don’t even know what sleek Tablets to Smartphones are and couldn’t care what iPhones, Galaxy Tablets, Blackberries are. Big deal!
You know what the headline should be? I believe the two billion people connected can do something about what the five billion can’t – provide help. Help in forms of food, education, and yes, internet. Only then can we really establish a world that is truly connected and use ‘www’ as a rallying cry to help those who can’t help themselves.
Worldwide, we can work together and make sense of this “w-w-w” that Eric Schmidt is sorrowful about. Mind your media and do something to WorkWith a better World. Is this a good framework to start with, Mr. Schmidt?
After developing a new logo, SMART is also developing its services
According to a recent news report, Smart Communications (SMART) is moving further ahead in improving its services. It will employ a technology (in the very near future) that will strengthen its mobile computing capabilities. InTouch Connection Management Platform (ICMP in industry circuits) will empower SMART data plan subscribers to download files or stream data continuously without interruption. This is made possible when SMART partnered with a technology-provider, Greenpacket, to improve the country’s 3G and Wifi services and perhaps, increase its subscriber base in the process.