I didn't have my TV on, but I saw my Twitter timeline explode: NBC, live on TV, rifling through the possessions of the San Bernardino attackers in their home? Is this not a crime scene? There they go, flipping through the pages of their books, rifling through baby toys and family pictures. WTF? So many ethical and legal breaches, I can't keep count.
Time for another bloggers' ethics conference!
Anderson Cooper: I personally kind of thought, this is one of the stranger things I've certainly seen in quite a while and kind of uncomfortable with all these people traipsing through this owner's apartment...
MSNBC wasn't the only culprit today, but their reporter showed a Farook family member's driver's license to the world. What the hell? I know Donald Trump wants to take all terrorists family members out, but this is unforgivable.
San Bernardino Sheriff's spokesperson to Grasswire on reporters entering apartment: "That is not a cleared crime scene."
— Grasswire Now (@GrasswireNow) December 4, 2015
Video of landlord telling CBS he didn't let cameras into the apartment. "They rushed." Start at 12:30: https://t.co/bmLnGsESBs
— Andrew Katz (@katz) December 4, 2015
— Alex Nichols (@alexnichols11) December 4, 2015
CNN is saying the landlord invited reporters into the suspects' home https://t.co/nVTCWbUDas
— Liz Goodwin (@lizcgoodwin) December 4, 2015
Bingo. This is an on going crime investigation. There's some sort of breakdown of authority or rules here. https://t.co/FVg6we1TTs
— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) December 4, 2015
MSNBC just showed the driver's license of Syed Farook's mother, Rafia Farook, and her SS# in a live broadcast
— Jason Leopold (@JasonLeopold) December 4, 2015
They also happily showed off a baby picture of the poor six month old now orphaned by her parents becoming mass killers. Nice work, MSNBC
— Paul Harris (@paulxharris) December 4, 2015
CNN natl security analyst: "I'm shaken [by media access to terrorists' home.]." Calls it irresponsible by law enforcement.
— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) December 4, 2015
MSNBC having a look at my coffee pot "He used this device to transform beans into a drink he claimed gave him mystical energies"↓ Story continues below ↓
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) December 4, 2015
MSNBC analyst now freely admitting that they broadcast pictures of family members that might not have even been the shooters.
— Osita Nwanevu (@OsitaNwanevu) December 4, 2015
Analyst @HarryJHouck on CNN: "I'm having chills down my spine with what I'm seeing here. This apartment clearly is full of evidence."
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) December 4, 2015
"We have dozens of people in there destroying a crime scene … I'm shaking over it, that's how irresponsible this is" https://t.co/0I78XCsqG3
— Drew Harwell (@drewharwell) December 4, 2015