CBS News has slipped to a new low. In this video clip, California affiliate KCAL’s Dave Clark went to a “Dirty Rotton Scoundrels” premier in Hollywood and told people Bruno Kirby had died, then aired their immediate reactions.
This is wrong for so many reasons. First of all, do these actors have to find out about their friend’s death from a jackass reporter? Second, if KCAL is desperate for the “scoop” on Hollywood reactions, how about telling them off camera… THEN ask them to comment on Kirby’s work? Did someone sleep through the journalistic ethics class
This piece comes off as a sappy and awkward retrospective for Kirby. I were Kirby’s family or one of these poor victims I’d take Dave Clark out back and give him a good hearty kick in the groin. Who’s the real Dirty Rotten Scoundrel here?