Let me call you while you are hiding from a school shooter


15 Feb 2018 06:23 - +10640
I'm gonna send you a release form real quick. Can you sign it and send back? Pdf ok?
15 Feb 2018 05:59 - +5632
That's some greasy shit man . SMH.
15 Feb 2018 06:44 - +4341
Should be fucking fired for shit like this, try to have an ounce of goddamn ethics
15 Feb 2018 07:21 - +3975
I live in FL and the local news had a mom call in and she read texts from her kid who was STILL INSIDE THE SCHOOL FEARING FOR HER LIFE. Like damn lady maybe wait until your daughter is safe before reading what may be her last messages out on live tv.
15 Feb 2018 06:53 - +2179
During Columbine the news stations were posted up outside. The feed was playing in different classrooms and the news stations told the kids to call them so they could get info from them. Led to loads of misinformation and unnecessary added terror on top of the whole thing. Here’s one [article](https://www.google.com/amp/www.nydailynews.com/amp/news/national/student-relayed-horror-phonehiding-teen-called-insid-article-1.830174) that talks about it.
15 Feb 2018 07:54 - +999
I remember when my school was in active lockdown once because of a dangerous situation on campus and the news crews actually walked inside behind the back entrance after police told them to buzz off in the front.
15 Feb 2018 06:50 - +702
I hope that person from CBS gets fired.
15 Feb 2018 07:41 - +571
Sir this kid is in a very dangerous situation *I don't give a shit, you call him now and you get that damn exclusive Anderson!*
15 Feb 2018 06:45 - +432
15 Feb 2018 09:00 - +411
Can you see the shooter? Can you see if he would be willing to answer a few questions on air? Thanks.
15 Feb 2018 07:47 - +304
As a first responder, I believe I speak for all of us fellow first responders when I say to the media, FUCK OFF YOU FUCKING FUCKS.
15 Feb 2018 06:57 - +250
Sure I'd love to talk on the phone while hiding from a crazy person with a gun. They totally won't hear me talking, I'm just hiding for the fun of it. Siiiiiiigh
15 Feb 2018 08:15 - +187
CNN did it too: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DWCCvqPXcAYcUWs.jpg:large
15 Feb 2018 07:18 - +149
If this is real. That person should be fired.
15 Feb 2018 06:59 - +145
Yikes CBS that is not a good look
15 Feb 2018 08:50 - +135
I'm probably gonna get downvoted to hell for this, but I don't think this is that bad when you break it down. Now I'm assuming this is a local CBS reporter. People depend on local news outlets to get information in crisis situations like this. I think we're all assuming that this person is just trying to get a hot scoop, but as someone who has been a local reporter we're really just trying to get any info we can to get out to the public. We're imagining parents who can't get a call to their kid and are trying desperately to find out everything they can. The reporter seems concerned about the safety of the kid, and asks if they are already out and safe when she asks if they can call them. I'm not saying they handled it well, but everyone here seems to be out for blood thinking this reporter just wanted clicks or something. I'm just trying to let people know that it's very possible this reporter isn't thinking about getting a good story, but is actually thinking about the need to inform the public in a thing where they won't get any information from officials until long after. As a reporter I wouldn't try to capitalize on something like this, but I would do what I could to get information out to the community who are scared and in the dark. That's the job. That's the service to the community you provide.
15 Feb 2018 08:57 - +123
1. Kid posts to the Internet 1. Reporter asks if kid is okay, and can he follow them so they can stay up to date. 1. Kid *follows* reporter and says they are okay. 1. Reporter asks if they can call, and if the kid is still there. 1. Random idiot replies and posts it to social media 1. Internet OUTRAGE. Nothing happened here other than a person doing their job, and another person needlessly attacking that person.
15 Feb 2018 09:39 - +82
Recently had a kid from our highschool get brutually murdered and NBC started stalking everyone's FB and PMing them to say "We're so sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. Would you be willing to go on camera and talk about him so we can catch his killer?" Fucking leaches.
15 Feb 2018 08:27 - +69
The circlejerking is hard as fuck in this thread. Someone is going to have to explain. The difference between asking for a call and this kid tweeting in the first place?
15 Feb 2018 08:41 - +40
>omg I can’t believe the reporter wants to talk to the student who’s posting the shooting to social media. How heartless of the reporter
15 Feb 2018 08:07 - +29
"Oh, are you okay? Let me call you. I know it could give away your hiding spot to the shooter but I'm trying to run a story here. You understand, right?"
15 Feb 2018 09:24 - +28
I know the gut reaction is to blame the reporter for being inconsiderate but the news is very important. I was in class when my a gunman stormed into a classroom on my college campus and killed a few students a few years ago. It was a pretty scary situation but luckily it wasn't even worse. In my situation the cell phone networks were busy. Someone posted an article about the columbine shooting below and it mentions a kid who was able to get a phone call out and 911 was busy. Its easy to underestimate the weight of all of those phone calls that go out. I would have rather talked to the news and been able to spread information out so my family and the families of others could be informed as best and quickly as they could. If I was hurt I would want my family to know as soon as it was possible. The person whose Facebook this is could say no to the reporter if they were uncomfortable. Getting word out to the public is one of the most important situations and this reporter has the job of keeping people informed. So maybe take a second before you go raging at people just trying to do a good job.
15 Feb 2018 08:59 - +25
We lived on Fort Hood when the shooting occurred. The press is generally not permitted on post, for obvious reasons, but occasionally one would try to sneak through. The moment the lockdown was lifted, one got on post in the confusion and started knocking on doors. People still had no idea if their spouses were okay, we still didn’t quite know what was going on yet, and this douchebag is going door to door looking for an interview. I pointed him two doors down to where an MP lived and said he was present and would love to be interviewed. And then I watched him get arrested. Fuck that dude.
15 Feb 2018 08:44 - +20
Is it really that bad when the kid is making the first move by posting on social media? It's not like a journalist threw a brick through the classroom window with a note asking them to call. This is like signing up on a dating site and then getting mad that somebody messaged you.
15 Feb 2018 09:05 - +16
> Karma whoring a tragedy by posting something to an unrelated sub /r/trashy
15 Feb 2018 08:57 - +11
Surely there’s some benefit in getting as much information out to masses as possible? I get it’s low priority on the panicked kids mind but I can see the other side a little
15 Feb 2018 08:40 - +10
I remember similar shit happening during [Breivik's massacre at Utøya](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Norway_attacks). While it was still happening, a 20 year old girl in hiding from Breivik on the island was phoned up by Norwegian public broadcaster NRK (similar to UK's BBC). By the time they had published their story after the phone conversation had ended, she had already been killed. https://www.aftenposten.no/norge/i/opQPa/Foreldre-til-Utoya-offer-NRK-ville-gjore-intervjuopptak-under-skytingen
15 Feb 2018 07:56 - +7

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