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A journalist dressed as a priest to sneak into Schumacher’s operating room

Dec 31, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

France Schumacher Injured AP

From the “I can’t believe I’m really writing this” and “This really, really isn’t good for this profession” files, I now have to write this next bit of seriously screwed up news regarding the press at Michael Schumacher’s hospital in France.

Schumacher’s manager, Sabine Kehm, told German journalists that one journalist dressed as a priest to sneak into the operating room.

“Apparently a journalist dressed as a priest had tried to gain access to Michael’s room,” Kehm said to a reporter from Die Welt. “I wouldn’t have ever imagined something like this could happen.”

But, apparently, there were some folks wise to it and sanity prevailed when his cover was blown and he was escorted off the premises.

Still, though. To quote the Saturday Night Live “Weekend Update” bit done by Seth Meyers and Amy Poehler, “Really?!?”

  1. worknman24hours - Jan 1, 2014 at 8:02 AM

    The motive here is money.

    Big money for a picture of Michael, head wrapped in bandages, lying in a hospital bed with the picture close enough to show Michael recognizable.

    A picture like that right now is probably worth over a half a million dollars.

    The piece of human feces that tried to sneak into his hospital room to take those pictures should be put away for a very long time.

    Thankfully, the people who run hospitals and do also those who do security for world famous people are well aware of these types of profiteers and usually stop them before they can do any damage.

    Get well soon, Mikey

    p.s. frankly, if I were his family-as soon as I could get a picture of Michael smiling,holding a thumbs up sign, I’d publish that to the world so these nut cases would have no money reason to sneak anywhere Michael was trying to get well.

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