Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Yesterday, I thought the world had come to an end. The Headline in the Vancouver Sun newspaper was so bold and so large and so simple, I thought it was the return of the Plague. "DAY ONE" was the trumpet announcement.
This morning we found this: "He murdered them, he butchered them and he disposed of their remains."
Now clearly the trial of a man who is alleged to have killed 6 women, and who most of us believe has killed at least 30, is worthy of coverage. It is big, it is expensive, it is full of lurid and horrible detail. And the job of a newspaper is to report on exactly such atrocities in our communities.
Page after page of photos and diagrams.
SOON I WILL ADD A DAILY POLL FUNCTION TO THE BLOG.
But, until then, you tell me: The Sun coverage is 1) excellent? 2) way over the top? 3) beyond hysterical? 4) appropriate? or 5) an abandonment of all reason.
Posted by David Berner at 8:11 AM