For a news outlet, few things are more important than reporting a murder of an important official.
Unless, of course, the person wasn't killed.
Observe screenshots from our beloved Fox News. They continued, despite universal evidence to the contrary on every other network, that Gabrielle Giffords was dead.
This isn't nitpicking. Nor can it be excused by the racing seconds-by-second news cycle during a breaking event. YOU DON'T REPORT FACTS THAT AREN'T VERIFIED.
Like someone being "fatally shot," for instance.