October 13, 2011
CNN Given Kudos for Not Showing Michael Jackson Autopsy Photo, Until it Does
October 12, 2011
On AC360 Tuesday night, with John King sitting in, Michael Jackson friend and former attorney Mark Geragos commended the network for not showing the autopsy photo of Jackson, which was introduced at trial Tuesday.
"Kudos to your network, unlike some other networks, for not showing the autopsy photo," said Geragos. "It's inexplicable to me why that's being played by other networks."
"We're not going to show it," said King. "We have some standards here."
But during the 3pmET hour today on CNN, Brooke Baldwin introduced a segment on the case by showing the photo.
To Baldwin's credit, she gave ample warning:
"I want to warn you, this is the moment you can turn if you don't want to see this because the picture you are about to see is graphic and you might find it disturbing to see."
The picture then stayed up for :11 seconds. But it was not used again during a segment in which the autopsy photo was was discussed.
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