Whoopi Goldberg got angry about Austin American Statesman’s decided to release a video of the police’s delayed response to Uvalde school shooting, was criticized by victim’s family. Whoopi gave a report on the video release in advance victim‘parents can see it themselves in See on Wednesday, July 13. She said she felt it was “appalling” and that the store should be “ashamed” about publishing it.
Whoopi Goldberg is furious with the Austin-American for releasing a 77-minute video of Uvalde police officers in shock, calling it “irresistible”.
“Embarrassed – I know it doesn’t mean anything comes from me [spits]but shame on you! ” pic.twitter.com/tZyjKa8CL8
– Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) July 13, 2022
Whoopi started the discussion with an emotional address criticizing the newspaper for releasing the disturbing video, which certainly upset the victim’s family. “Much victim’s parents outraged that this has been released, but the newspaper is defending its decision. I find it undeniable. You forget that attached to all those sounds are people’s children, and you don’t have to do this. They will watch this video on Sunday. You don’t have to release it and leak it. I think it’s horrible, and you should be ashamed of yourself for doing it. Out of thoughtless parents who have to relive this every day, because it’s on television. Every time you turn around, you have to see it. I don’t know if you guys at that newspaper have kids, but shame on you. I know it doesn’t mean anything comes from me, but shame on you,” she said. Later in the discussion, Whoopi also criticized the decision to leave gunfire in the video.
In one explanation of the reason to release videos, Austin American Statesman ethics and standards editor Manny Garcia explained why the newspaper thought it was important to release the video. “We must bear witness to history, and transparency and relentless reporting is one way to bring about change,” he wrote, noting that there have been “stories that resonate heroes proven untrue” since the shooting.
The decision to publish the story was criticized by many victims’ families, as well as Texas officials, including the Governor. Greg Abbott, based on Poynter. Director of the Department of Public Safety Steven McCraw revealed that the organization planned to show the video of the victims’ families on Sunday. “Government. Abbott is disappointed and disappointed that this video was leaked before the families of the victims and the Uvalde community – who have been hardest hit by this tragedy – had a chance to watch it,” the governor’s office said. director said in a statement. Poynter.
Whoopi . co-host Sunny Hostin explains that she feels “different” about the leaked video, but she also agrees that the victim’s family “should see it first.” She explained that by showing the video, it pushed back the narratives that had been presented about how the police responded. “Now we know what really happened: that they were cowards in that moment,” she said. “Throughout history, we’ve always had this cop story, and we didn’t have anything against it, and now with the ubiquity of cameras, we now finally know. .”
Sunny also explained that the videos helped bring about a change in public opinion and guest co-hosts Alyssa Farah Griffin, agreed, although she also said parents should have been notified sooner. “I think this outlet is obligated to try to contact the family to say they would publish it sooner, but I think justice will come from seeing these things,” she said.
At the end of the segment, Whoopi reiterates that parents should have been given “a chance to re-train themselves”, and she says that the sound of gunshots still in the video is still horrifying, even though the door is open. row edited the sound of children screaming. “These are real people. These are really dead babies, and I understand all of what you’re saying, but you say they’ve turned the sound out. Bullet. You can still hear the gunshots,” she said.
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