The largest question out there was ‘Why?’
April 24, 2007 – The Scrooge Report Post
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.
“Sometimes good journalism is bad public relations,” Capus said. “These are very difficult decisions.”
“Remember, this was days after the incident,” he said. “The largest question out there was ‘Why?'”