Reporter Admits to Mistake says He's Sorry

It was a boneheaded move for sure, but give Sky News Reporter Colin Brazier credit for admitting to the mistake and saying he was sorry.

Brazier caught a lot of well deserved heat, after he started rummaging through a victim's suitcase at the crash scene of flight MH17. 

In this morning's Guardian Newspaper, Brazier writes a piece saying what he did was wrong. 

He writes, "I got things wrong. If there was someone to apologize to in person, I would. While presenting Sky's lunchtime coverage of the flight MH17 disaster, I stooped down to look at a piece of debris. It was a child's suitcase. I put my hand inside and lifted up a water bottle and a set of keys. As I did so my mental circuit-breaker finally engaged and I apologized instantly on-air for what I was doing.

Within minutes there was outrage on Twitter. Within hours the story had gone viral. I was accused of rummaging through personal belongings, contaminating a crime scene, desecrating a sacred site.

Certainly it was a serious error of judgement. I acknowledged that and so did Sky. My bosses issued an apology by tea-time. They were supportive and keen to stress that they understood the context of the gaffe."

It was a stupid move for sure, but at least he admits so much.

And for that we give him credit.