The worst media responses to the death of Robin Williams

Matthew Champion@matthewchampion
Tuesday 12 August 2014 12:50
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This photo has been doing the rounds on Twitter:

It shows the apparent unwillingness or inability of ABC News to stop the incongruity of reporting on a grieving family's desire for privacy while conducting a live helicopter broadcast from above the home of Robin Williams.

People weren't very happy about it.

Surprisingly, it wasn't the most ill-advised media response to Robin Williams's death at the age of 63.

That unwanted accolade fell to Fox News, which included YouTube footage of a man dressed as Williams's Mrs Doubtfire character for Halloween, rather than clips from the film itself.

However, the Times still warrants an honourable mention.

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