In the pursuit of a big story, some journalists have tenuous relationship with things like ethics. For example, one such "journalist" in Europe has reportedly attempted to gain entry to the hospital room of injured racer Michael Schumacher... by dressing as a priest. While this reporter's blatant disregard for the Schumacher family's request for privacy is disturbing, attempting to gain entry to the room of a potentially dying man by dressing as a priest makes it a considerably more heinous act.

"Apparently a journalist dressed as a priest had tried to gain access to Michael's room. I wouldn't have ever imagined something like this could happen," Schumacher's manager, Sabine Kehm said.

Schumacher has been in Grenoble Hospital in France following a skiing accident in Switzerland over the weekend, where he suffered a traumatic brain injury after hitting his head on a rock. In speaking with the assembled media, Kehm also shed some light on how Schumacher's injury came about. According to his manager, Schumacher was probably not skiing at a high rate of speed when fell and hit his head – he had just helped a friend who had fall themselves and then began skiing into deep snow where it's possible the F1 champ hit a rock that caused him to tumble head-first into another rock.

Schumacher's progress towards recovery has been slow and uncertain, and he remains listed in critical condition and in a medically induced coma after a second surgery as of earlier today.


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      19secondsslow
      • 1 Year Ago
      What's the reporter's name? I think some public disgrace is in order, here.
      Jim R
      • 1 Year Ago
      I hope he's proud of himself. This man has no respect for anyone, doesn't care about anything but advancing his career and "getting the scoop". Congratulations sir. You are a terrible human being and a disgrace to humanity.
      Jonathan Wayne
      • 1 Year Ago
      That's just disgusting. Wow. This scumbag should be publicly shamed, his name and photo published and blacklisted from their profession forever.
      Douglas
      • 1 Year Ago
      name the journalist and shame his a$$ out of the business
      Mercer
      • 1 Year Ago
      They should identify the journalist, so the world can all admire his "dedication to professional journalism".
      Gorgenapper
      • 1 Year Ago
      Scavenging jackal. I would never have thought that the 'press' would stoop to something like this.
        rsxvue
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Gorgenapper
        Really? Never underestimate the depths to which paparazzi/press are willing to stoop to get an inside scoop. Reminds me of the story of the missing girl's cell phone that was hacked by some reporter and the parents were led to believe the girl was still alive.
          ReTired
          • 1 Year Ago
          @rsxvue
          Rupert (FOX's owner) Murdoch's "News of the World" in England...believe it's out-of-business over that flap's LEGAL consequences..
      behinddawindow
      • 1 Year Ago
      Scumbag Paparazzi
      john m
      • 1 Year Ago
      They should have him arrested for trespassing and lock his @$$ up!
      ROLO
      • 1 Year Ago
      i have no problem with them going to jail for a year. Make something up and charge them. (like america)
        Michaele
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ROLO
        Like America? Buttwipe.
        Jim R
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ROLO
        A few years ago I'd have taken your head off for making a crack like that. Now? ...not so much.
      Smooth Motor
      • 1 Year Ago
      Most media people are scum similar to lawyers and used car salesmen.
      throwback
      • 1 Year Ago
      Disgusting. Schumacher is in a coma, what could he possibly think he would accomplish? To take pictures?
      Dave MungoDaddy Fitt
      It's unimaginable,to me,to what lengths some journalists will lower to to get a story.This has got to be one of the most disgusting and despicable attempts ever.This isn't journalism,it's a total disregard for privacy and respect.I hope the person is fired and never works again.
        Michaele
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Dave MungoDaddy Fitt
        It's not even close to being "one of the most".
        AB
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Dave MungoDaddy Fitt
        Unfortunately it has been more about getting the story out first in order to get a leg up on the other news outlets. It has been this way since the early 1900s when newspaper outlets were gaining power. Lying, cheating, and doing what you can to get the scoop became the norm of the successful journalist. Journalism does have a moral and ethical standard, but it is a fluid concept with each person.
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