This just happened. Kerry Sanders of NBC has used the movie Nightcrawler as a training film.
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) December 4, 2015
MSNBC among crews rummaging thru toys, books in San Bernardino attackers’ apartment. Why isn’t this sealed by authorities? — HowardKurtz (@HowardKurtz) December 4, 2015
Using a crowbar to let media in pic.twitter.com/Cj5fUlAzYS
— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) December 4, 2015
MSNBC just showed an unedited drivers license, SS card & employer ID on air with no blur. Holy hell — Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) December 4, 2015
Screenshots from MSNBC. I added the redout pic.twitter.com/Ttu3zJ0Fjj
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) December 4, 2015
Things shown on MSNBC so far: banking information, drivers license, photos of unidentified children. — Evan McMurry (@evanmcmurry) December 4, 2015
San Bernardino Sheriff’s spokesperson to Grasswire on reporters entering apartment: “That is not a cleared crime scene.”
— Grasswire Now (@GrasswireNow) December 4, 2015
This seems like a serious mistake, both ethically and legally. But then, maybe they figured nobody was paying attention. After all, it aired on MSNBC.
P.S. Looks like they weren’t the only ones.
*IF* this is an active crime scene then stunning incompetence in securing it. Don’t blame journos if not secured & labelled & invited in.
— Michael Socolow (@MichaelSocolow) December 4, 2015
It’s the fault of the landlord, or the cops or anybody else. Journalists are not responsible for their own actions.
P.P.S. Holy crap…
Here’s what it looks like inside: pic.twitter.com/2AWveXdIHP
— Kate Mather (@katemather) December 4, 2015
Well, at least we can clearly identify everybody who destroyed this crime scene.