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Letter: If media ignored mass killers, they would stop

Published November 10, 2013 4:27 pm

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Why is it that the "media" can't or won't recognize that their reporting about mass killers is exactly what they want?

Violence should no longer be newsworthy. The "media" — television, newspapers and the Internet — all create a place for these killers to get their notoriety. The amazing thing is the "media" do not get it!

Tom Johnston

Salt Lake City