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Oh, news media, sometimes you wear my ass out.

Used to be, it seemed like when there was serious international breaking news to be covered, that’s when the big broadcast news organizations shined.

Now? Not so much. The unfolding tragedy of Robin Williams is a case in point-in-progress.

From a statement released yesterday by Mr. Williams’ wife:

On behalf of Robin’s family we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief.

And almost immediately, here’s what happened on ABC:

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Captured off Twitter yesterday.

 

Continuing with the statement released by Mr. Williams family:

As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin’s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.

Sounds fair. Not focusing on his death seems like a constructive way forward. Except here’s CNN’s website today:

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You can do better, broadcast media. Please.

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John Cornyn versus Eric Holder

What Senator John Cornyn told Attorney General Eric Holder, because news media were present:

What John Cornyn would have told Eric Holder, if reporters hadn’t been there:

How Eric Holder could have appropriately responded to John Cornyn:

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