ABC News apologizes for airing live aerial video of Robin Williams' home

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They're sorry.

“When we realized there was no news value to the live stream, we took it down immediately,” ABC News said in a statement Tuesday morning. “Our intention was not to be insensitive to his family, friends and fans, and for that we apologize.”

After news broke of the Oscar-winning actor's death by apparent suicide Monday, his family released a statement asking for privacy. Soon after, ABC News displayed a red banner on its homepage reading, “Watch Live: Aerials of Robin Williams‘ Home.”

In related news, Fox News called Mr. Williams a coward for dying from depression and addiction, by way of suicide.

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  3. Shepard Smith issued the most perfect nopology for calling him a coward:

    If those words, I used so innocently, offended his family, from the bottom of my heart, I could not be more sorry.

    If calling their father a coward offended them? Why would it offend them? After all, you called him a coward innocently. That makes it all right.

  4. Christ what an asshole.

  5. “When we realized there was no news value to the live stream, we took it down immediately,”

    When I realized the man I'd been robbing was broke, I stopped my thievery immediately.

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