Everybody jumped on board when the lifeguard dude was fired for saving a drowning victim when it was determined that he was off his assigned post. Even Fox jumped on the (non) news story with an opinion designed to generate interest. The problem was that the apparent drowning victim was already saved when the lifeguard abandoned his post and ran down the beach to get in on the action. The corporation that runs the beach is responsible for the safety of bathers within a designated area and they risk being sued into the poorhouse when a lifeguard isn't at his post when somebody is in trouble so they did the right thing and fired the kid who didn't understand the rules. Slow news days might be fun but you gotta understand that the news ain't necessarily your friend. News sources often fudge data and withhold information in order to create a story.