Unformatted text preview: journalism is bad publicity.” He goes on to talk about giving viewers the opportunity to enter into the mind of a killer. Is this really what the victims’ families need right now? They do not need or want to hear the voice of the man who murdered their loved ones. Tony Sherman, father of Leslie Sherman (killed in the shootings), told Oprah, “I want this period of time, at least for right now, to focus on my daughter, her achievements, and all the other kids. I just don’t want focus on this one sick individual that did this.” The release of Cho’s tapes and pictures was definitely done too soon. Two days after such a horrific event is not enough time for families to cope with their losses. If anything, the release should have been postponed for the time being until things settle down and families have grieved the loss of loved ones. Freshman Chemical Engineering...
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- Fall '06
- Public Relations, Columbine High School massacre, Virginia Tech massacre, Seung-Hui Cho