Earlier today Fox News accidentally aired a video of a man committing suicide, despite Shepard Smith's attempt to stop the airing. Smith is an anchor for the network. The man who took his life was fleeing from the police in a car, and the station was covering the story for much of the afternoon. The chase ended when the man got out of the vehicle, pulled a gun, and shot himself in the head. Smith apologized for the severe mistake, but that won't erase the image from the minds of those viewers that were tuned in at the time.
In his apology, Smith explains that the incident should have never been shown on television and that the network takes precautions for things like this. In this case, those precautions were ineffective. The network runs on a five-second delay to allow for censorship. Although Smith pleaded to the control room to stop running the footage, yelling, "Get it off! Get it off!" they showed the suicide anyway.
The Fox News anchor seemed sincere, and even disgusted, in his apology in which he states, "We really messed up." He also says that nothing like this will ever happen again on his watch.