Reporting on this morning's fatal news chopper crash in Seattle, Fox 31 in Denver got more than they wanted after clicking through someone's Twitter photo feed—namely, somebody's penis. The hosts, appropriately enough, recoiled in horror.
Stressing that the penis in question was not from the tablet of one of their reporters, KDVR has issued the following apology:
“While reporting breaking news about the crash of the KOMO-TV helicopter in Seattle, FOX31 Denver accidentally broadcast an offensive photo while scrolling live through a Twitter feed of pictures from the crash scene.
The photo was mistakenly broadcast by our control room. It did not come from the tablet many viewers saw being used by one of our anchors.
We apologize for the inadvertent broadcast of the image and we are taking immediate steps to prevent such an accident from happening again.”
E-journalism 101 time, kids: Twitter remains one of the few social media mammoths to still allow pornographic imagery. (Facebook, Instagram, and Vine, however, censor most types of nudity.) Something to keep in mind, on-air reporters.