On the media recently had an interview with Tony Burman who is the editor-in-chief of CBC News about why CBC did not air anything about the manifesto that was sent to NBC news by the Virginia Tech killer Cho Seung-Hui. Burman stated that “There was a lot of reflection in Canada about whether our coverage went on too long, whether there turned out to be too much focus on the killer, perhaps in a way unintentionally glorifying him and his act and his motives.” He went on to discuss how airing something like the manifesto can generate a lot of attention to a news station. He even gave an example of how NBC had fewer ratings than ABC and then they got the manifesto and NBC’s ratings were boosted. He stated that ratings were not one of the reasons why CBC did not air clips from the manifesto. He sad plainly that it was more of a moral issue than anything else why they chose not to air it. I thought that this was very interesting. I thought that every news station in the
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This essay was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course POLT 510 taught by Professor Dubnick during the Spring '08 term at New Hampshire.