When news broke yesterday that comedian Robin Williams was found dead, the cable news stations went into overdrive covering the story.
Word came down that Robin Williams had committed suicide and Fox News Shepard Smith wondered if he took the coward's way out?
Smith was talking about Robin Williams' love for his 3 children and then added, "but something inside you is so horrible, or you’re such a coward, or whatever the reason, that you decide you have to end it. Robin Williams, at 63, did that today.”
Smith echoed what many people say after someone kills themselves that they are taking the "coward's way out." In reality, maybe Williams or others that take their life just don't want to live anymore? Sometimes, things get so bad you just want to check out. It's sad but it is not cowardly in our opinion .
Here's the video from Fox News:
After catching flack for his comments, Smith tried to back track from what he said. “The last thing I would ever suggest about a man I know nothing about personally, is that he’s a coward,” Smith tells TVNewser. “That goes against everything I am. If those words, I used so innocently, offended his family, from the bottom of my heart, I could not be more sorry.”