Va. Tech Shooting: Cell Phone Video Aired By CNN Defines Tragedy

By Brian 

The most disturbing thing” on TV on Monday “was the sound recorded on Jamal Albarghouti’s cellphone camera outside Norris Hall — the sharp blast of a gun or guns firing over and over,” Tuesday’s NYT says.

At 11am he sent his video to’s iReport Web site. “After giving Mr. Albarghouti a contract for exclusive use, CNN put the clip on the air half an hour later under the I-Report logo. By evening, had recorded 1.8 million hits on that clip.”

Alessandra Stanley has a great quote from Don Lemon: “Stay out of harm’s way… But send us your pictures and video.”