The tragic accident that took the lives of Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others on Sunday has gripped the nation and many parts of the world. There are so many questions, and so much speculation. It's just an unspeakable tragedy...

When the news broke on Sunday, there was a period of time where actual journalism rules were shoved aside. The speculation, including some by actual paid media people, was beyond irresponsible. We're talking about life and death here, this isn't something to make light of. The initial report that four people were on board the helicopter? No, TMZ and all the rest of you irresponsible outlets, there were NINE people on board. It's okay to say you don't know, it really is. I guess as long as you cite 'sources' you can report anything you want. Where are the repercussions? Surely there should be some in this case...

There was speculation that Bryant's entire family was on board the chopper, and even on the CBS broadcast of a golf tournament in San Diego, there were media people 'confirming' reports that Tiger Woods had been told of Bryant's death while in the middle of his round. Except, when the round ended, we clearly saw and heard caddie Joe LaCava tell Tiger what had happened - for the first time. And of course, we had to get an immediate television interview with Tiger only minutes after he had heard the news. Can people not process and grieve in peace? We had cameras following Tiger around for hours at a golf tournament and announcers speculating whether he had been told about what happened. Is this journalism? It just makes my blood boil...

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