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Car Chase Ends With a Suicide on Live TV«»It's always fascinating to consider why Americans are so enraptured with car chases. Perhaps it's their own little slice of NASCAR playing out from the highways of the United States to the small towns across the country. I say we blame the car chase craze on O.J. Simpson, the pioneer of the prime time news helicopter feed, and his low-speed car chase through the streets of Orange County for instilling in our population the need to drop everything and plant themselves in front of a TV every time a criminal refuses to turn himself in.Cut to Fox News anchor Shephard Smith who seems to be having a bang-up time calling the events of a car chase as they unfold in Tanopah, Arizona. He watches in absolute wonderment as the man piloting a carjacked vehicle pulls off into an area on the side of the road sparsely populated with plant life. Postulates Smith: "Maybe this is home...maybe he's taking the carjacked victim to the victim's house."You know, if one of them lived on a dirt patch in the middle of effing nowhere.Now, as you find out later, as soon as the driver left the road, Fox News went on a delay, just in case something bad like, oh I don't know, the man exposing his bare ass, were to happen. Let's reiterate before we carry on: Fox was on a delay in case something bad happened.Smith offers his commentary from the time the driver exits the vehicle, saying "you wait for the end of these things and then you worry how they may end" and then noting, as he runs deep into into an open field, that he "might be on something". As the man settles upon an open patch of dirt and brush, he pulls out a gun andSHOOTS HIMSELF IN THE HEAD.The live feed stays on it for about two seconds, then cuts back to Smith in the studio repeatedly saying to get off the footage (translate: use that delay that was set up in case something bad happened). Obviously, something like a nip slip (Janet Jackson) is vulgar and filthy and should have no place on the televisions of God-fearing Americans, but a man killing himself in real time: that's entertainment.l< << PREV 1 of 12 NEXT >>
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