This afternoon, Newtown, Connecticut, officials released audio of the 911 calls made during the Sandy Hook shooting. NBC News has decided not to air any of it:
Per @NBCNews Standards: After listening to the 911 tapes, NBC News has decided that it will NOT air the audio on television or online.
— NBC News PR (@NBCNewsPR) December 4, 2013
Based on the reaction so far, tweeters seem to agree that NBC News made the right decision:
— Adam Freifeld (@freifeld10) December 4, 2013
Wow. I wonder who else is going to pass up on the page clicks? Hat off to you @nbcnews
— Kiss My Fanny (@MadanCas) December 4, 2013
Hard decision @NBCNews is making, per that last RT, but an admirable one to stick to their editorial guidelines.
— Brian Smith (@SmithBrianA) December 4, 2013
— Purl Wakanda Wild Side Bailey (@TallGrrl) December 4, 2013
— ladietiger6bnx (@joylladiebnx) December 4, 2013
— Angela Smith (@Angela_Smith11) December 4, 2013
— Brian Faughnan (@BrianFaughnan) December 4, 2013
— Hawkeye fan living in Road Runner country (@dfrein) December 4, 2013
I applaud @NBCNews for not playing the Sandy Hook 911 tapes online or on network television.
— Dani (@rantishly) December 4, 2013