[UPDATE: Edited video back up] – Fox News mistakenly airs LIVE man committing suicide after car chase

UPDATE: The Blaze edited the video so that it cuts out right before the guy kills himself.

And here is Shep Smith’s apology:

UPDATE – I’ve been asked by several not to show the video. My initial thought was simply that it was out there already – even by Drudge, and didn’t think much past that. But the guy does have a family so out of good taste I’ve removed the video.

My apologies for the oversight.

Explanation and apology from Shep Smith, via The Blaze:

“Well, some explaining to do. While we were taking that car chase and showing it to you live when the guy pulled over and got out of the vehicle, we went on delay. That‘s why I didn’t talk for about 10 seconds. We created a five-second delay as if you were to bleep back your DVR five seconds, that was what we did with the picture we were showing you so that we would see in the studio what was happening five seconds before you did, so that if anything went horribly wrong we’d be able to cut away from it without subjecting you to it and we really messed up. And we’re all very sorry. That didn’t belong on TV. We took every precaution we knew how to take to keep that from being on TV and I personally apologize to you that that happened.

“Sometimes we see a lot of things that we don‘t let get to you because it’s not time appropriate. It’s insensitive. It’s just wrong. And that was wrong. And that won’t happen again on my watch. And I”m sorry.”

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