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(Stuff.co.nz)   Reporter who rifled through Malaysia Airlines crash victim's luggage says "I crossed the line." Apparently that was never covered in Journalism 101   (stuff.co.nz) divider line 82
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2014-07-23 04:17:11 AM  
Once again, he hardly rifled through did he. And did admit he perhaps shouldn't be doing it during his actual report.
 
2014-07-23 08:10:39 AM  
Luckily, he wasn't able to rifle through anything valuable, since all the money, booze, electronics, and jewelry had been safely carted away.
 
2014-07-23 08:48:35 AM  
Stuff.co.nz

Well played, internet.
 
2014-07-23 08:50:40 AM  
static.fjcdn.com

/oblig
 
2014-07-23 08:51:08 AM  
The luggage that fell from 33,000 feet after the plane was asploded in the air by a missile looks in better condition than mine after any flight. Mine comes back with scratches, ripped off zippers, missing wheels, etc.

file2.stuff.co.nz
 
2014-07-23 08:51:42 AM  
There was a time when used car salesmen and lawyers were at the bottom of the ethics list.  Looks like reporters have taken the bottom slot now.
 
2014-07-23 08:57:07 AM  
You think anyone with a journalism degree actually works in journalism any more?  How adorable.
 
2014-07-23 08:59:35 AM  

Chris Ween: There was a time when used car salesmen and lawyers were at the bottom of the ethics list.  Looks like reporters have taken the bottom slot now.


Yes many reporters are that bad - but not this guy.

He was doing a serious job in difficult circumstances, screwed up, realised it himself, and apologised.

Give him a break.
 
2014-07-23 08:59:45 AM  
Had he done that in the U.S. he would have been guilty of tampering with a crime scene.  Fortunately for him, that part of Ukraine is pretty lawless these days.
 
2014-07-23 09:01:04 AM  
What wasn't covered, going through a dead person's luggage, or admitting that there is a line?
 
2014-07-23 09:02:09 AM  
That's wasn't a line, it was a gigantic flashing sign with sirens going off and hired models handing out fliers that say "Do not do this".
 
2014-07-23 09:02:16 AM  
He didn't cross the line, he pole vaulted right over it.

Mr. Right: Had he done that in the U.S. he would have been guilty of tampering with a crime scene.  Fortunately for him, that part of Ukraine is pretty lawless these days.


This.
 
2014-07-23 09:02:37 AM  

Chris Ween: There was a time when used car salesmen and lawyers were at the bottom of the ethics list.  Looks like reporters have taken the bottom slot now.


Im still sticking with lawyers, bankers, and polititions. The media is right behind.

farking with dead peoples shiat is not as bad as farking with alive peoples shiat in my book.
 
2014-07-23 09:04:01 AM  
the plane came down in a luggage landfill  hard to tell which luggage was there before hand and which ones from the plane..  I think the real story here is we now know where all the lost luggage goes!
 
2014-07-23 09:04:29 AM  
Journalism 101 must include lectures on always calling a car causing an accident an "SUV", ( did you ever see a story about a woman being run over by a "station wagon"? ) and that deer rifle the guy shot his neighbor with is always an "assault weapon".
 
2014-07-23 09:05:12 AM  
FTA:
A post by [some idiot blogger] added: "Colin Brazier has interfered with a crime scene in the most distasteful manner. It must be investigated fully."

I'm sure they'll get right on that...

*sigh* Much ado about nothing. The chattering monkeys, they will chatter.
 
2014-07-23 09:05:54 AM  
Leave that sort of thing to the 'investigative' reporters.
 
2014-07-23 09:06:23 AM  

Chris Ween: There was a time when used car salesmen and lawyers were at the bottom of the ethics list.  Looks like reporters have taken the bottom slot now.


Only because their antics are starting to make Obama look bad by association.

"Sorry, media, I know you thought we were married since you made me President in 2008... but you got ugly and wrinkly and everybody's talking about it, so I'm getting a divorce, and taking the children with me."
 
2014-07-23 09:08:53 AM  
Yeah but look at all the coverage SkyNews is getting for it.  That's covered in Journalism as a Business 208.
 
2014-07-23 09:15:24 AM  

Mr. Right: Had he done that in the U.S. he would have been guilty of tampering with a crime scene.  Fortunately for him, that part of Ukraine is pretty lawless these days.


Spot-on. Although he could still be brought up on it by the Dutch or Malaysian governments, yes?
 
2014-07-23 09:17:36 AM  
For a guy whose job makes him walk around looking at "charred spines", I'll cut him some slack for being traumatized.
 
2014-07-23 09:20:35 AM  

planes: Journalism 101 must include lectures on always calling a car causing an accident an "SUV", ( did you ever see a story about a woman being run over by a "station wagon"? ) and that deer rifle the guy shot his neighbor with is always an "assault weapon".


They still make station wagons?

Okay, maybe Volvo does.
 
2014-07-23 09:22:50 AM  
Maybe people should be outraged over the fact that Russia shot down a farking commercial airliner instead of a reporter pawing through some rubbish.
 
2014-07-23 09:23:27 AM  

gfid: planes: Journalism 101 must include lectures on always calling a car causing an accident an "SUV", ( did you ever see a story about a woman being run over by a "station wagon"? ) and that deer rifle the guy shot his neighbor with is always an "assault weapon".

They still make station wagons?

Okay, maybe Volvo does.


Subaru
 
2014-07-23 09:24:44 AM  
Actually this is covered in J School. Journalism Ethics is required and covers this sort of stuff. Unfortunately the journalism grads have it promptly beaten out of them by the corporate media, the marketing industry and the public relations industry.
 
2014-07-23 09:27:25 AM  

mainsail: Mr. Right: Had he done that in the U.S. he would have been guilty of tampering with a crime scene.  Fortunately for him, that part of Ukraine is pretty lawless these days.

Spot-on. Although he could still be brought up on it by the Dutch or Malaysian governments, yes?


I don't have a clue.  I am not conversant in Ukrainian, Dutch, Malaysian, or Russian criminal law.
 
2014-07-23 09:28:01 AM  

metatronarchetype: Maybe people should be outraged over the fact that Russia shot down a farking commercial airliner instead of a reporter pawing through some rubbish.


Yeah, but we can't do anything about Russia (they have nukes) so we have to attack the reporter instead.

/hey, you made this process
//rode it to electoral victory over the loyal allies thrown under the bus
///now you get to experience it yourself
 
2014-07-23 09:30:20 AM  

syrynxx: For a guy whose job makes him walk around looking at "charred spines", I'll cut him some slack for being traumatized.


I will too. I have a feeling that he was probably inspecting to see if the luggage/items inside the suitcase were in as bad a condition as the bodies or some such, and started to do that without thinking of the greater impact of that. Fortunately, it clicked in, and he realized what he was doing and was horrified with his actions (and rightfully so). It's really easy to sit here safely in our homes, removed from the utter chaos of not only a horrific accident scene, but also a hotly-contested area (hell, maybe a war zone), and criticize someone for making a bad decision. Point is, he screwed up, realized that he screwed up, and backed off. That is way better than most journalists would do, and I for one, am giving the guy the benefit of the doubt.

Now, if he comes back and takes a cheese grater to a crate of puppies, then...
 
2014-07-23 09:30:40 AM  
At least there was no mention of all that necrophilia.
 
2014-07-23 09:32:47 AM  
I wonder how Murrow would have covered it.

The sky is a dull gray. Standing near a large piece of fuselage, one can look around and see nothing but a horrible field of debris. A few rebels stand with their weapons relaxed--there is no one to fight here. Jumbled luggage spills its contents. A child's pink cup. No one dares to touch. It is now a sacred shrine to someone somewhere on the other side of the world.
 
2014-07-23 09:35:57 AM  

Snarfangel: Luckily, he wasn't able to rifle through anything valuable, since all the money, booze, electronics, and jewelry had been safely carted away.


That does appear to be an empty camera bag in the screencap.
 
2014-07-23 09:36:09 AM  

SeaMan Stainz: Im still sticking with lawyers, bankers, and polititions. The media is right behind.


Right behind HR, still, but they're closing the gap.
 
2014-07-23 09:37:01 AM  

metatronarchetype: Maybe people should be outraged over the fact that Russia shot down a farking commercial airliner instead of a reporter pawing through some rubbish.

I am less than overwhelmed with outrage over this. He "rifled through" the suitcase? No, he looked at an open suitcase that was lying there on the ground, picked up something in it, put it back down. And it looked like plenty of things had already had already been picked over and moved before he got there. Wow. What a boor.
 
2014-07-23 09:37:18 AM  

FeatheredSun: FTA:
A post by [some idiot blogger] added: "Colin Brazier has interfered with a crime scene in the most distasteful manner. It must be investigated fully."

I'm sure they'll get right on that...

*sigh* Much ado about nothing. The chattering monkeys, they will chatter.


The first thing I thought when reading that was, "Really?  That's the most distasteful manner of interfering with a crime scene"?  that's not even the most distasteful thing on *that* crime scene.

I mean, it's not like he was cradling a head in his arms, stroking the face and whispering "who's a pretty girl".
 
2014-07-23 09:39:36 AM  
And here's a couple of Sky reporters respectfully viewing the remains of a passenger:


posterpress.us
 
2014-07-23 09:39:56 AM  
This indiscretion will haunt him forever, dooming him to a life of underpaid assignments and marked by the human wreckage wrought through years of alcohol and drug abuse.  In other words like any other journalist.
 
2014-07-23 09:41:04 AM  
This guy is worse than the person that stole my liverwurst and onion sammich from the break room 'fridge the other day.
 
2014-07-23 09:41:10 AM  

Walker: The luggage that fell from 33,000 feet after the plane was asploded in the air by a missile looks in better condition than mine after any flight. Mine comes back with scratches, ripped off zippers, missing wheels, etc.

[file2.stuff.co.nz image 640x360]


They should make the plane out of the luggage material.
 
2014-07-23 09:46:14 AM  

Snarfangel: Luckily, he wasn't able to rifle through anything valuable, since all the money, booze, electronics, and jewelry had been safely carted away.


Ukraine now says that Russian military dressed as Cossack civilians were the folks actually looting the luggage. Since Russian rocket launchers had been captured in towns re-taken by the Ukrainians, maybe the Russians felt justified carting away anything of value.
 
2014-07-23 09:55:52 AM  
There was a movie about this - lack of Ukrainians

clzimages.com
 
2014-07-23 10:01:21 AM  

planes: Journalism 101 must include lectures on always calling a car causing an accident an "SUV", ( did you ever see a story about a woman being run over by a "station wagon"? ) and that deer rifle the guy shot his neighbor with is always an "assault weapon".


I took Journalism 101 (well, at my school it was CMM110: Intro Journalism, but same difference) and none of this was covered.

A large part of our "ethics in journalism" lessons came from spending 2 class sessions watching the movie "Shattered Glass" re: the Stephen Glass scandal and "Hack Heaven".

Really.

/not a reporter anymore
 
2014-07-23 10:01:38 AM  

Tatterdemalian: /hey, you made this process
//rode it to electoral victory over the loyal allies thrown under the bus
///now you get to experience it yourself


What?
 
2014-07-23 10:04:27 AM  

Prey4reign: This indiscretion will haunt him forever, dooming him to a life of underpaid assignments and marked by the human wreckage wrought through years of alcohol and drug abuse.  In other words like any other journalist.


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RIP depressed journalist
 
2014-07-23 10:07:47 AM  
He could tell you about the plane crash with a gleam in his eye
 
2014-07-23 10:17:09 AM  

Fano: gfid: planes: Journalism 101 must include lectures on always calling a car causing an accident an "SUV", ( did you ever see a story about a woman being run over by a "station wagon"? ) and that deer rifle the guy shot his neighbor with is always an "assault weapon".

They still make station wagons?

Okay, maybe Volvo does.

Subaru

 Lezbaru FTFY
 
2014-07-23 10:18:41 AM  

gfid: planes: Journalism 101 must include lectures on always calling a car causing an accident an "SUV", ( did you ever see a story about a woman being run over by a "station wagon"? ) and that deer rifle the guy shot his neighbor with is always an "assault weapon".

They still make station wagons?

Okay, maybe Volvo does.


And VW, Subaru, BMW, Audi, Acura, Ford.

I love my TDI wagon.  I couldn't stand the thought of being condemned to driving a big boat, but it fits kid plus dogs while getting 44 mpg highway and being actually fun to drive.

I frankly don't understand why more people don't buy them.
 
2014-07-23 10:23:33 AM  

planes: Journalism 101 must include lectures on always calling a car causing an accident an "SUV", ( did you ever see a story about a woman being run over by a "station wagon"? ) and that deer rifle the guy shot his neighbor with is always an "assault weapon".


I'm waiting for the drama Law & Order: SUV
 
2014-07-23 10:30:20 AM  

Walker: The luggage that fell from 33,000 feet after the plane was asploded in the air by a missile looks in better condition than mine after any flight. Mine comes back with scratches, ripped off zippers, missing wheels, etc.

[file2.stuff.co.nz image 640x360]


The plane doesn't "explode" from these missiles. The missile explodes near the plane and blasts a shiat-ton of shrapnel at the plane. The shrapnel is supposed to damage the hydraulics, airframe, engines, etc., so that the plane will end up crash landing. Luggage is relatively soft and compressible, so it wont look like it went through much in the bell of the plane.
 
2014-07-23 10:32:20 AM  
I actually have a degree in journalism and I'm trying - and failing - to come up with a newsworthy reason to look through somebody's luggage after a plane full of civilians is shot down.
 
2014-07-23 10:36:08 AM  

August11: I wonder how Murrow would have covered it.

The sky is a dull gray. Standing near a large piece of fuselage, one can look around and see nothing but a horrible field of debris. A few rebels stand with their weapons relaxed--there is no one to fight here. Jumbled luggage spills its contents. A child's pink cup. No one dares to touch. It is now a sacred shrine to someone somewhere on the other side of the world.


Damn. That's good!
 
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