KSDK made one hell of a production effort for one of their lovely little in-house stand-ups during a recent local news broadcast about the recent might-have-happened-but-who-knows school “shooting” incident involving Parkway Central at the little moron’s Facebook page. They even went to the trouble of bringing up that very Facebook profile in question, blowing it up on the large video monitor beside the reporter.
One thing though: He’s an uncharged minor. You aren’t supposed to be blasting his name everywhere!
It’s cool though, they thought about that little fact…about 5 seconds too late.
Reporter: [Points to screen left of camera] Now this is the profile page in question.
[Camera pans to screen showing full view of profile, including name and photo]
Reporter: …actually, lets come back to that because…uh…come back to me.
[Camera returns to reporter]
Reporter: We are going to protect this student’s name…uh…because he has not been charged.
Thanks KSDK. That’s probably all the “protecting” the kid can take today.
We aren’t sure of the ramifications for their quick legal blunder, but even it amounts to nothing, this is still pretty bad. We also still can’t figure out why they would put the profile up on the big screen if they knew they shouldn’t be showing it. In our mind, everything was cool until the minute they showed that boy’s name and some old guy in the back that’s worked there for years and hasn’t talked in months yelled out “You can’t do that! It’s agains the law!” Old guys always know the law better than anyone. Probably why the always vote and read the news and stuff. We don’t have time for that crap because of all the loud music we listen to while we horseplay.
What?! Transcripts are good enough you say? Good thing our eagle-eyed tip-daddy managed to grab a little video evidence of the “minor” mistake (Click through the jump to see the video)