Tuesday, April 24, 2007

"Responsible" Journalism

The AP, as reported by Yahoo HERE, reports that NBC News says running all the video about the Virginia Tech shooter was "good journalism" and a "very difficult decision".

CHICAGO - The head of NBC News said the decision to air images, writings and video of Virginia Tech shooter Seung-Hui Cho was "good journalism" and the network showed restraint by paring down what would be made public.

NBC News President Steve Capus, who appeared with "NBC Nightly News" anchorman Brian Williams on Tuesday's broadcast of "The Oprah Winfrey Show," acknowledged images that "wallpapered" the media were uncomfortable to view.


Right. And they bragged about their "restraint" on the Oprah Winfrey Show.

NBC News, in one respect, is very old fashioned indeed.

"If it bleeds, it leads."

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