The “fair and balanced” crew are at it again, this time rejecting taste and discretion for ratings. Last night, Fox News’ “Geraldo At Large” showed footage of the dead body of model Ruslana Korshunova, who fell to her death from a New York high-rise this past weekend, in an apparent suicide. The 20-year-old model appeared on European Vogue covers and walked in several high-profile fashion shows, including Marc Jacobs.
The show featured long shots of the model’s body, lying on the street, partially covered by a sheet. Knowing one showing isn’t enough to jack the ratings to their liking, they showed the footage again and again, in a half screen as Geraldo chatted with guests, and juxtaposed with footage of the model walking the runway.
This isn’t the first time Geraldo and the Fox crew have gone too far, lest we forget the Michelle Obama “baby mama” graphic. But do these people have no soul at all? This is just disgusting and beyond that, a poor excuse for journalism. Relying on the lowest, most sensational method of reporting a story is a hallmark of a weak journalist. How anyone still considers Fox News a reliable or reputable news source is completely beyond me. They’re truly a disgrace to their profession.