Thursday, April 19, 2007
tapes sent to NBC
Now the press is being pressured to back off from the sensational coverage because it could inspire copycat killings, just as Cho was inspired by the Columbine killers. Maybe it takes something like this and it’s overboard coverage to make the press realize that they sensationalize and lionize the shooters. Maybe this will bring news coverage to a sensible level and make them realize that human suffering isn’t what ratings are all about. But I doubt it.