Friday, April 20, 2007
Here's what I think of NBC Today Show
Dear Matt and Meredith, I just want to go on record as thoroughly disgusted, appalled and horrified at your choice to air portions of the video of the Virginia Tech shooter. Your apologetic qualification about your agonizing decision was phony and patronizing. You saw for yourselves how he glorified the Columbine shootings. There was no peaceful purpose in you taking advantage of your exclusive. This can only serve to further the violence. To say nothing of the feelings of the family members, students, staff and faculty. This is much greater than a shame on you. You have committed a journalistic crime akin to airing video of Osama Bin Laden. I am calling for a very public and widely disseminated apology. The harm you have done will not be undone, but you can confess your sin and perhaps show remorse. You have sunk to a new low. You have prostituted yourselves to the almighty dollar at the expense of loving and caring Americans. You have also placed many people in imminent danger. This is a guilty stain on NBC for the foreseeable future. I will never watch your show again. These videos should have been turned over to law enforcement and never again seen the light of day. Ugly, ugly, ugly. You are truly an example of the worst America has to offer. I hope you all lose your jobs and never work in news again.