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Shepard Smith apologizes for car-chase suicide
Fox anchor Shepard Smith apologized to viewers earlier this afternoon for airing a car chase that ended with a man shooting himself in the head. In the scene, posted online, the man is seen stumbling outside the car, then raising what appears to be a gun to his head. He then pitches forward. Smith then barks to the control room, "get off it . . . get off it . . . get off it . . ."
Later, after a commercial break, he came back with this (see below). Needless to say, this incident demonstrates why car chases — a fixture of afternoon cable news for years — are a terrible habit in terms of ongoing news coverage .