Wednesday, May 28, 2014
David Weigel, Wrong but Brave Journalist...
At last, a trained journo chooses to be responsible about a publicity murderer-
"I'm simply not comfortable printing the name of the killer. More than most of his spree-murder peers, he made it very clear that he wanted to be loved and worshiped, saying as much in a self-pitying manifesto and a series of mopey vlogs. Let's forget the guy and leave him for the worms."
Although we disagree about a lot of things, THANK YOU Mr. Weigel for not printing the killer's name, and adding insult and degradation. That's the only practical way to deter them.
Everyone knows the next one is watching, and the way other media outlets persist in rewarding publicity killers is so irresponsible that it suggests they want more of them .
I wish he ran CNN, or at least could convince his employers to stop encouraging these useless losers- because the sidebar to his Slate article is full of killer-building stories.
One of which is the most next killer encouraging story I have ever seen, from the New York Post- a cover and skimpy clothing pictures of a woman the trash loser blamed for his acts. Not only is her life wrecked, but copiers will see their power to use our trained, expert journos' "news" "judgement" to embarrass and injure the targets of their perverse wrath.
Beyond shameful, if they had the ability to feel shame.