On Friday, MSNBC surprised viewers by...taking them on a tour of the San Bernardino attackers' apartment.
Yes, that's right. In the middle of an investigation, somehow MSNBC's reporters were able to gain access to their apartment and filmed a segment.
MSNBC takes viewers on tour of California terrorists' apartment https://t.co/dU7OGCn3th— Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) December 4, 2015
While they claimed the landlord let them in, he disputed this with CBS.
CBS: "Why did you let the cameras inside?" Landlord: "I didn't. When I opened the door ... they rushed" https://t.co/BZSsyAwBUy— Andrew Katz (@katz) December 4, 2015
NBC News VP. Conflicts with what law enforcement told me (SBSheriff says still an active crime scene.) pic.twitter.com/iD5R12qcYV— Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) December 4, 2015
While inside the apartment, MSNBC flashed unedited ID cards that revealed addresses and other personal information. They also rifled through the personal effects of the shooters and their pictures.
Screenshots from MSNBC. I added the redout pic.twitter.com/Ttu3zJ0Fjj— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) December 4, 2015
This is journalistic malpractice. pic.twitter.com/iYqglTbH8Y— Adam Goldstein (@A_H_Goldstein) December 4, 2015
I think this sums everything up nicely:
Today is a good reminder that journalism ethics and media law classes in J-school—or just in general—are pretty important— Melissa Quinn (@MelissaQuinn97) December 4, 2015
California's penal code does not grant the media access to crime scenes.