Family criticizes Fox for airing suicide live

KPNX | KNXV
Fox News broadcast Jodon Romero’s suicide Friday at the end of a car chase. His sister Nature Romero tells NBC affiliate KPNX in Phoenix, “That shouldn’t have been the way that any of us had to learn about my brother’s death.” Nature Romero also spoke with KNXV, ABC’s Phoenix affiliate, saying “We are hurting right now. We have so many unanswered questions.”

Fox apologized Friday for the “severe human error” that led to it broadcasting Jodon Romero shooting himself. “We took every precaution,” executive vice president for news Michael Clemente said in a statement. Poynter’s Al Tompkins wrote “One precaution the network could have tried: Not to air the chase at all.”

I’ve phoned the news director at Phoenix Fox owned-and-operated station KSAZ to ask whether the Romero family has spoken to its reporters. KPNX reporter Ed Tribble ended his report by saying: “The family is critical of the network, saying it’s the image that will always stick with them.”

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  • Anonymous

    Try getting an education or job after prison.

    Go on, I dare you.

  • Anonymous

    Try getting an education or job after prison.

    Go on, I dare you.

  • Anonymous

    I’m thinking that this loser didn’t want to go back to prison. I’m guessing, from the example of this late rocket scientist, that you turn your life around by carjacking someone and stealing their car. I always thought it involved education and a job. Silly me.

    And of course endless masturbation by the Media Elites over whether this breaking news should have been covered at all. Give me a break. Whatever makes the ratings spike is what’s going to get covered. We all know that, and so does the media.