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20 April 2007 :: 11:04:03 am 30881

NBC Severely Criticized For Airing Killer’s Video Footage

NBC, the American broadcasting company that received a package of video, clips, photos and letters from Cho Seung-Hui, has been severely criticized for airing selected video footage from the mass killer of the Virginia Tech students.
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Reuters reported that “students at the university expressed disgust at self-made photos and a disturbing video the killer mailed to NBC News on Monday when he paused during the deadliest shooting rampage in modern U.S. history.” The video footage aired on primetime TV “shocked victims’ families and mesmerized television viewers, but police said on Thursday it yielded little for their investigation of the campus massacre”.

The TV company had previously received a host of publicity from Cho Seung-Hui, described as paranoid ramblings, in which he posed with twin automatic pistols in chilling footage describing his rationale for the killings. He also ranted on in various letters condemning Christianity, the rich and hedonism, amongst others.

College authorities have also been criticized for allowing Cho to slip through the net despite having been diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic and representing a threat to himself and others. He had been accused of stalking women students and was taken to a psychiatric hospital in 2005 because of concerns that he was suicidal.

Follow the URL below to learn more: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/

Reporter : PDN staff   Category : World News

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