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Harry Shearer: ‘A Media-Savvy Murderer’

Harry Shearer: 'A Media-Savvy Murderer'

On his blog, Harry Shearer has some biting words regarding the deceased Virginia Tech shooter (and the media surge over his final video tapes), including:

The question bewildering journalism observers–why’d he send his goodie bag to NBC News?–has an easy answer: it was in gratitude for their firing of Imus. Not so easy is the answer to the question: what is the possible journalistic explanation for splashing Cho’s self-dramatizing poses and self-justifying bullshit over network and cable air? Did we learn anything useful during the spate of interviews of Charlie Manson years ago, except that he was one crazy motherfucker? Cho’s pathetic outpourings deserved to be put back where they came from–in a small room…

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