Watch: Reporter says she tried to contact a dead man for comment, video goes viral

California: An old video of a US news reporter recently resurfaced on Twitter and has gone viral. Sara Welch of KTLA news station, made the gaffe on air saying that she reportedly tried to contact a man who died in a police chase, but he was 'unavailable for comment'.

In a video, she said: "We tried to reach out to the man who died in this pursuit. They were unavailable for comment. Back to you."

Minutes later, netizens started trolling the reporter for the gaffe. A person with a username @yashar posted that video from his account with a caption: "When I say I nearly passed out from laughing..."

When I say I nearly passed out from laughing... pic.twitter.com/TJgpLocqrL

— Yashar Ali ? (@yashar) September 16, 2019

People on social media are trolling Welch for making an insensitive comment while covering the news.

No comment. pic.twitter.com/DJy76KvfKZ

— Stand Against Abuse (@HiddenA40341827) September 15, 2019

pic.twitter.com/4Jv4oZN1Km

— Mickey (@Airsquad9) September 15, 2019

The evens. I can’t.

— Helen Wheels (@txtiger1) September 15, 2019

Ummmm... pic.twitter.com/WWA3xFP7OV

— Kathleen Penguin??? (@ProudMama014) September 15, 2019

"It would've been weirder if he actually gave a comment," one user tweeted.

Another user wrote on twitter: "This just proves these people just read what's in front of them without thinking." "If you died laughing she might interview you," another tweet read.

 

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