NBC President: Cho video ‘good journalism’

The largest question out there was ‘Why?’

Associated Press

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?'”

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One thought on “NBC President: Cho video ‘good journalism’

  1. NBC NEWS BRIAN WILLIAMS
    Has anyone checked out the possibly of a Syndrome called
    “Selective Mutism” which may have affected the Virginia Tech Killer?? I have done a lot of reading on this problem and it is a possibility that this might have been a long time problem which manifested by killings.
    I hope that some research is done on this “Selective Mutism”, as it effects a small percentage of the population and no one knows much about it. I have consulted with several teachers, doctors, sprecial ed teachers that have never heard about it. Jonathan Berent, L.C.S.W has the most information regarding this problem. Good Luck

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