Va. Tech Shootings: Columnist Asks, “Did Dateline Push Cho Too Far?”


By Brian Comment

The New York Post’s Phil Mushnick writes: “Did Dateline Push Cho Too Far?”

Twelve hours before Cho Seung-Hui‘s killing spree, “Dateline NBC devoted its entire show to telling the story of psychotic murderer Robert Hyde,” he says. “Hyde’s story, it turned out, was roughly the same as Cho’s life story, except for the killing part. Cho hadn’t killed anyone, not yet.”

Here’s the rest. Mushnick wonders: “Did NBC’s show, the night before, serve as his prompt?”