Just changed my channel. My local ABC affiliate was saying something about the Virginia Tech shootings… and once again they put up the image of the killer’s face. I changed the channel and will not be going back to ABC tonight, no matter what’s on. I don’t want to see his face. I do not want to read or hear his name. Fame should not be given to someone who commits such horrific acts. I want it to be as if he never existed. Perhaps if enough people start changing the channel when a murderer’s face is shown (as if they were some kind of celebrity now for being evil), and stayed away from that channel for the rest of the day, stations would realize that they lose in the ratings every time they give notariety to someone like that and perhaps maybe even get smart enough to stop doing it. How many other twisted sickos are out there who may be looking at this and thinking having their name and face broadcast over and over again would be worth doing what that lunatic did? Why encourage them?
enough already….. Want to show faces? Show the victims. Show the survivors. Show the families who’s losses are great. But don’t show me the murderer.