Like a small child watching Saturday morning cartoons I found my eyes glued to the screen as NBC showed the pictures, video clips and quotes from Cho's ‘manifesto'. The same reaction as rubber necking as you pass an accident unable to remove your eyes from the disaster. Do we encourage the media's decision to vilify/glorify events such as VA Tech?
People want to know, but does giving Cho's message airplay, allowing him to be ‘heard' around the world encourage others who may be contemplating such madness that they too could be infamous?
The same way that sports broadcasts have ceased displaying streakers to discourage their acts, should the media refuse to give air time to madmen?
While I found myself as guilty as the next person watching every image and reading every convoluted word, I can't help but wonder if the next killer has not been inspired in hopes of also receiving the same notoriety.