The Monday Catchup

I bet you never thought you’d see Shep Smith in the Monday Catchup, did you?

Good morning! Here’s the news you may have missed:

The Lead Story: Be warned, this week’s lead story is an uncomfortable one. Fox News made headlines on Friday when it accidentally broadcast a suicide on live TV. Fox was airing an ostensibly benign car chase during Shepard Smith’s show, when the man being chased pulled his car over, got out and started running erratically. Smith saw the potential for hazard and urged the show’s producers to cut away from the chase, but not before the suspect pulled out a gun and shot himself. Smith issued a nearly two-minute apology after hastily cutting to a commercial break, but the incident has ignited a debate over whether or not car chases should be on live TV. The news website Buzzfeed has also come under fire for posting video of the suicide to YouTube. (A note: none of the links here include footage of the suicide.)

Everything Else:

Coming off that story, here’s a gallery of totally inappropriate wedding dresses. I guess everything is relative?

J.K. Rowling has released her first post-Harry Potter novel, “The Casual Vacancy.” Grab your torches and pitchforks: it has sex in it.

In light of a wave of criticism, Apple CEO Tim Cook apologized last week for the company’s Maps application that came out with iOS 6. If you need Maps to get around Gambier, I guess you’re just out of luck for now.

If you’ve ever vomited after partying hard and/or dislike Justin Bieber, check this out. It’s gross though, so consider that too.

The Long Read: Collectors Weekly recently sat down with an antique collector turned opium addict who delves into his addiction to the substance.

The Weather: The leaves are starting to change color, but don’t worry about it because this week will be a wet one. Plan for rain on Tuesday (and probably Wednesday and Friday as well). Temperature wise, it’ll be a lot like last week: Highs in the low 70s/high 60s. At least it will be easy to get work done?

2 responses

  1. Don’t you realize Budd Dwyer literally died when a channel broadcast his suicide on TV and that’ll never be okay to make fun of it Jus Sayink.

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