Ask me again why I distrust the media. No seriously, ask me. Because today I have some pretty spiffy evidence to support the idea that media is as untrustworthy as a two year old with finger paint.
In the Lourve.
Just days after the shooting in San Bernardino, MSNBC, CNN, CBS and possibly FOX entered the apartment of the shooters. And proceeded to snoop around. Touch stuff. Show stuff on camera (like unblurred drivers licenses). Rumor has it that one reporter actually used the toilet because he had to go. He blamed Starbucks and the no-snowflakes red cup (I made that up. I could be a journalist).
Well when you gotta go, you’ve gotta go.
I’m not making this up, though. Behold, journalistic malpractice:
The media all crowed “THE LANDLORD LET US IN,” which, even if he did (he’s saying the media are all liar, liars), the landlord doesn’t have authority to grant access to a crime scene. Media went in anyway. Which, if I’m not mistaken, kind of taints the crime scene. Everything that’s been touched would be inadmissible in court. Also, the police have verified they haven’t cleared the apartment. Whoops.
San Bernardino County Sheriff's spokesperson Deputy Olivia Bozek tells Grasswire apartment is still a crime scene, was not cleared.
— Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) December 4, 2015
In other words, the media broke the law. To get a story. That’s the best case scenario. A conspiracy theorist might theorize the media tainted the crime scene on purpose to undermine the investigation, so they could get back on their The Guns Are Totes Evil narrative…but that’s just a theory.